teddy boys


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Noun1.teddy boys - a British youth subculture that first appeared in the 1950s; mainly from unskilled backgrounds, they adopted a pseudo-Edwardian dress code and rock'n'roll music; proletarian and xenophobic, they were involved in race riots in the United Kingdom
youth subculture - a minority youth culture whose distinctiveness depended largely on the social class and ethnic background of its members; often characterized by its adoption of a particular music genre
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There were the Teddy Boys and us girls wore those frilly petticoats.
The Slab Boys, John Byrne's semi-autobiographical play about the teddy boys who work in a 1950's Paisley carpet factory, is always a joy.
As I travel through time again I can recall the Beatniks and teddy boys of the late 50s and early 60s.
Love or hate the look, the suits worn by the Teddy boys were the first time the working class had their own fashion.
The birth of Rock and Roll was upon us with Teddy Boys, drain pipe trousers, and the emergence of a young American singer called Elvis Presley.
A review on an Imelda May gig called her band a bunch of middle-aged Teddy Boys.
Inspired by the Edwardian dandy, Teddy Boys were the original teen rebels.
Teddy boys baiting young policemen, bench told Young police officers are being baited by Teddy boys at Aberdare, said a senior police officer at Aberdare Magistrates' Court today, when calling for strong action from the magistrates.
A FORMER top Midland cop has taken a trip down memory lane and penned a book featuring his memories of Teddy boys and the great smogs of Birmingham 50 and 60 years ago.
While mums and dads sat down o watch Juke Box Jury or the The Black and White Minstrel Show on their black and white TVs, the youngsters - dressed as Teddy boys in drainpipe trousers and brothel creepers went wild.
Shoemaker George Cox picked up on the creeper's useful durability and offered a more refined version to the suited and booted rock & roll Teddy Boys in the '50s.
FORMER students of a Stratford school were transported back to the era of Teddy Boys and England's World Cup success at an annual reunion in the town.