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A young female pop singer.‘a teenage popstrel’
- ‘Only a few months ago she was dismissing saintly coffee-table popstrel Dido as ‘rubbish ‘and deploring the ignorance of record companies.’’
- ‘The existence of saucy young popstrels in short skirts isn't a bad thing in itself - we tend to think done well, it can be a very good thing indeed - it's the lack of parental supervision that causes the problems.’
- ‘So popstrel Samantha Mumba's joke at last week's Brits is a pretty good joke.’
- ‘Now, dance music is very much like any other form of American pop - slinky, sophisticated and mostly sung by young innocent popstrels.’
- ‘The pint-sized popstrel found success at an Elvis impersonators contest at the White Rose Shopping Centre, Leeds.’
- ‘It makes their debut single, Toni Braxton's Unbreak My Heart, more interesting than the popstrel's rather histrionic version.’
- ‘A screaming-chorus of local popstrels accompanies one song, a marching band of local trumpeters and saxophonists another.’
- ‘This neat row of obedient teenage popstrels reminded me of something we witnessed one Saturday morning in London, a few years back.’
- ‘Though her initial fears that Warners would turn her into just another bland popstrel proved unfounded, Carthy did have her own insecurities to overcome.’
1990s: from pop and minstrel.
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