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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In the early 1960s I used to go to The Maj dance hall and on a Saturday us Teddy Boys would go to Carrick's on Clayton Street and have a pastie, oh happy days.
And once inside you'll come face to face with her team of "teddy boys" who have been given pride of place for the big game.
Hundreds had to be turned away from The Climax pub in The Arcade, as teddy boys and rock'n'roll fans mourned the death of the star.
In modern times we could start with Teddy Boys, mods, rockers, beat generation, hip, hep, hippies, punks, new romantics, ravers.
During the film a section of the teddy boys and girls got up to dance.
"There were the Teddy Boys and us girls wore those frilly petticoats."
The Geffen welcomes, direct from Hollywood's Magic Castle, Derek DelGaudio and Helder Guimaraes, clean-cut lads in black jackets and narrow ties like '50s Teddy Boys, in an hour's worth of marvelous card trickery called "Nothing to Hide." If their showmanship doesn't quite approach the level of their craft, they're young yet, but there's no reason for audiences to wait until the one catches up to the other.
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.
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.
However, it is clear that this is an unequal dichotomy: the number of reports demonizing the Teddy boys far outstrip those attempting to focus on positive images of youth subcultures.