A person who walks the streets and lives a street existence. Commonly used in UK, especially in London. Derived from the term bop
which means 'to walk the streets.' Boppers come from an extremely wide social spectrum but consist mainly of those in the middle and lower classes. Of course, by definition, anyone who walks the streets is a 'bopper' for however long they continue to do so. It is an art form which dictates that one must at all times be aware
to be a successful 'bopper' and thus hold one's own on the ever-changing and consistently dangerous streets.
'You'll see that guy all the time around here walking about. He's a regular bopper.'