One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A youth favouring heavy metal or punk rock music, and having long hair.
- ‘It was the birthplace of the unlamented, long-haired ‘grebo ‘scene of the late 80s, whose bands sported long hair and baggy shorts onstage.’
- ‘But basically kids are really keen to label each other, they even told me I was a grebo because I like the Kaiser Chiefs.’
1980s: perhaps from greaser, on the pattern of words such as dumbo.
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