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NOUN: A girl that is willing to be treated like a doormat or booty call. She is a girl that will allow guys to do whatever they want with her and will just wait for them to 'holla back' at them.

VERB: a member of a cheerleading squad who repeats – hollers back - words that the squad leader shouts out to them.
Gwen Stefani uses the term brilliantly in her song "Hollaback Girl", both as a simile and a metaphor. She’s letting the guys know that she ain’t a booty call and that she’s not gonna be sitting around waiting for them to “holla back”. She’s “been around the track a few times” so it’s not gonna happen again. She uses the cheerleading terminology as a metaphor, she’s a “squad” leader not a follower.
by Danger Kitty August 20, 2005
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a follower. Originally, a holla back girl was a member of a cheerleading squad who repeats – hollers back - words that the squad leader shouts out to them. Now, it means a girl doesn't stand up for herself, allowing guys to do whatever they want with her and she follows them, 'holla back' at them.

In the Gwen Stefani song, she uses the cheerleading terminology as a metaphor, she’s a leader & fighter, not a follower.
I ain't no holla back girl.
by rosalie5 March 05, 2006
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Contrary to popular belief, this was not invented by Gwen Stefani. She wrote the song in response to a music journalist who made some catty remarks about how Gwen was a cheerleader in high school.
'I heard that u were talking sh!t and you didn't think that i would hear it'...
A hollaback girl is one of the backup, inferior cheerleaders. She was not one of those, but the leader.
'we both wanna be the winner but there can only be one'
Gwen Stefani was merely saying that yes, she was a cheerleader, but she was a damn good one!
'I ain't no hollaback girl fool, i'm the leader!'
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A girl that a man calls irregularly, whenever it is convienient for him. A girl that a man feels that he can call, stop calling and then start calling whenever he feels like it. She is someone who is there for a booty call or to chill when a man is bored or between girlfriends. He HOLLAS back at her and she responds by being there for him and accepting whatever she can get from him.
A man gets a woman's number, they go out a couple of times have sex, and then he stops calling her. He then calls her a month later for a booty call, and they have sex that night. He calls her 2 months after that, and she accepts his lame excuse for not calling, and they get together again. The man takes advantage of the fact that this woman likes him, and will happily accept his irregular calls. He identifies this woman as a holla back girl that he can holla back at whenever he is in her area, bored or horny.
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In order to fully understand what a "hollaback girl" is, one must first understand what it means to "hollaback." When one hollas back, one responds to a verbal insult with their own reciprocal verbal insult. This in itself is not necessarily a negative thing, however to become a "hollaback girl" is something to be avoided. A "hollaback girl" is a girl who responds only with these verbal insults, without ever actually taking it to the next level and kicking some ass. In other words, a hollaback girl is all talk and no walk.
This phrase was originally popularized by Gwen Stefani via her song "Hollaback Girl" from her debut solo album L.A.M.B. The song was a response to a comment Courtney Love made about Gwen in an interview with 17 Magazine. Love reportedly stated "Being famous is just like being in high school. But, I'm not interested in being the cheerleader. I'm not interested in being Gwen Stefani. She's the cheerleader, and I'm out in the smoker shed."

Gwen, upon hearing this, did not hollaback like a petty cheerleader. She instead came back with Hollaback Girl. In explanation of the song she said "Someone one time called me a cheerleader, negatively, and I've never been a cheerleader. So I was like 'Ok, fuck you, you want me to be a cheerleader? Well I'll be one then. And I'll rule the whole world. Just you watch me.'" This is clearly in reference to Love's comment. And based on "Hollaback Girl"'s success, I'd say Gwen held true to her word and took over the world.
1.These bitches were talking smack, so I had to holla back.

2. All that girl ever does is talk smack. She never takes any actual action. She's SUCH a hollaback girl.
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The term "Hollaback Girl" has an obscure yet thoroughly documented etymology. In the mid-1920s, P. Quincy Hollaback was a well-to-do gadabout in East Rutherford, N.J. Quincy was was a standard fixture at speakeasies, burlesque shows, cock fights, bull fights, gimp races, and dwarf tosses all over the tri-state area. (He was legendary in his refusal to attend paraplegic wrestling.) And while he often drank to excess and carried on a tad bit, his five female companions were always properly composed and ever so chaste. These "Hollaback Girls," as they came to be known, could often be seen carting Quincy off in a wheelbarrow, or strapping his ankles to a passing buggy to be dragged away for a good night's rest. When he'd pee himself, they blotted his trousers with dignity and aplomb.

A "Hollaback Girl" thus came to describe a woman of high virtue. However, the meaning took an ironic turn in the early 1970's when Elton John, out one night being a "naughty Johnny," began referring to himself as a Hollaback girl. According to Sol Belzer (my leasing agent, whom I can recommend heartily), the term has since come to mean "a girl who will bend over for just about anyone or anything, particularly if it involves the pooper." Sol saved me $$$ in '05.
Q: How can I be sure that Anna Niccole Smith is the world's biggest hollaback girl?

A: Because of scientists.
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Word Gwen made up to drive us B-A-N-A-N-A-S trying to figure out what it means.
gwen: Hey i have an idea... i will make up a word that nobody really knows the meaning of and put it in a song and try to make people figure out what it means. it will drive them bananas. oh! I should put that in the song too!!
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