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n. Informal
A teenage girl.
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informal chiefly US an adolescent girl wearing bobbysocks, esp in the 1940s
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or bob′by sox`er

(-ˌsɒk sər)

an adolescent girl, esp. during the 1940s, following youthful fads.
[1940–45, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bobbysoxer - an adolescent girl wearing bobby socks (common in the 1940s)
jeune fille, lass, lassie, young girl - a girl or young woman who is unmarried
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[ˈbɒbɪsɒksəʳ] N (US) → tobillera f
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A good thrift store will never let you down for a costume, especially if you're aiming to dress as a decades character (a hippie from the '60s, or a '50s bobbysoxer).
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Terms such as sad sack, jitterbug, gizmo (Dad was in the Navy), Eisenhower jacket and zoot suit, and bobbysoxer are familiar to me, even though I was born in the 1950s.
How far have television and film comes since the days of The Bachelor and the Bobbysoxer (1947)?
We'll next see her in The Bachelor And The Bobbysoxer.
The bobbysoxer's idol of the 1940s made his film debut in 1941 in Las Vegas Nights and three years later won a special award for his performance in The House I LIve In.
He felt like a bobbysoxer at a grand ballroom dance.
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When she arrived - three hours and 14 minutes late from Paddington, she was met by nearly 100 bobbysoxers who besieged the first class carriage.
And he's even more drunk on his celebrity than the fanbois, so in his slapdashery he winds up comparing the sacrifice of a diplomat lynched by a pack of savages with the enthusiasm of his own campaign bobbysoxers. No, no, says the Broadway director; that's too crude, too ham-fisted.