Definition of groupie in US English:



  • 1A person, especially a young woman, who regularly follows a pop music group or other celebrity in the hope of meeting or getting to know them.

    • ‘Shoals of yellowtails congregate like frenzied groupies around them, hoping to grab a free lunch.’
    • ‘I, on the other hand, was one of the groupies, only there to gawk at his beauty, and stutter like mad when it came to talking to him.’
    • ‘In a bid to prove his liberal credentials to us and to himself, he winds up almost dating a male hairdresser, until an unfortunate incident with a female groupie damages his romantic abilities as far as either sex is concerned.’
    • ‘Athletes walk through hotel lobbies and are followed into elevators by groupies.’
    • ‘Looking sexier than ever, he still has to fend off amorous groupies despite his high-profile marriage.’
    • ‘Actually, the one funny thing was that we had groupies, and we'd never had groupies so we didn't understand.’
    • ‘This is a guy who almost certainly has hordes of groupies attending his every whim, but here he is getting all moralistic.’
    • ‘He coyly admits he gets followed around the country by the inevitable groupies, many of the fairer sex.’
    • ‘And the wives know this, the wives know that there is a kind of female competition, the wives versus many other women, groupies included.’
    • ‘Matadors are revered as rock stars, mobbed at every turn, followed around by groupies and comfortable showing off their homes in the glossy pages of Hola!’
    • ‘That's where groupies and the sexual charge from performance come in handy.’
    • ‘During Super Bowl week, celebrity chasers and groupies flock to the site city and are a huge temptation on the club scene.’
    • ‘And yet they get to travel the country drinking and shagging groupies.’
    • ‘I didn't even see this guy's band, so does that still make me a groupie?’
    • ‘And much to my horror he and the guys have a ton of young groupies so it's not like they're these tragic old dudes trying to recapture their youth.’
    • ‘With reports of shattered guitars, groupie mayhem and determined substance abuse, this new offering comes as something of a surprise.’
    • ‘The two groupies each latched onto one of John's arms and pulled him away.’
    • ‘Right then, he looked more like a dashing rocker who partied at strip clubs and slept with groupies than a young man obsessed with revenge.’
    • ‘He was a male groupie who managed to score all the female groupies.’
    • ‘Once you become famous, they become groupies, and groupies want to have sex with you because you're famous.’
    retinue, escort, company, cortège, train, suite, court, staff, bodyguard
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    1. 1.1derogatory with modifier An enthusiastic or uncritical follower.
      ‘the contemporary art groupie’
      • ‘If you are a plane-spotter or air force groupie, you will love staying a mere five minutes from RAF Kinloss, where you can see the planes taking off.’
      • ‘I wonder if Dave will leave his gaming groupies long enough to go to the celebration with me.’
      • ‘One book groupie felt it was using the New Testament as its main point of reference - I thought it was incredibly sad and a scary vision of how society could become.’
      • ‘Trust me, that's what some of the most passionate collectors are, art groupies.’
      • ‘Otherwise I have perhaps been treated more like a groupie than a serious rock writer.’
      enthusiast, devotee, admirer, lover, addict
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