"holla back girl" goes waaaaaaaay beyond simply not being a doormat. As noted elsewhere, at it's simplest, a "holla back girl" is one who waits for the lead cheerleader to holler, before she hollers back. In Stefani's song, she's responding to someone who said some shit about her, and she's saying teling that person that she's not the type to simply holler some shit back. Instead, she's gonna deliver an asskickin' to the shit-talker. Thus, in the context that Stefani uses the term, a "holla back girl" is someone who's nothin' but talk.
An holla back girl's response to being insulted:
Girl 1: You're a bitch.
HB Girl: No, you're a bitch. And you're fat and ugly too!

A NON-HB Girl's response to the same insult:
Girl 1: You're a bitch.
NHB Girl punches Girl 1 in the face, making further commentary entirely unecessary.
by Paul Kz November 26, 2005
n.
1. A term invented by Gwen Stefani that she pulled completely from her vapid blond ass.
2. A song made by Gwen Stefani in which she articulates a love for the consumption of bananas and fecal matter, suggesting that Ms. Stefani is, in the final analysis, actually a hairless, hyperevolved monkey rather than a human.
"LA LA LA AROUND THAT TRACK SHIT SHIT SHIT HOLLABACK GIRL."
"Gwen Stefani's song Hollaback Girl is the kind of top 100 song that makes you lose faith in the entire human race all at once."
by President Laura Roslin September 09, 2005
An almost middle-aged white woman who thinks she is an urban chick.
Ms. Stefani was born in 1969. I think after one reaches the age of 35, one should start to act one's age. She is no longer a "girl", no longer has pom-poms, and should not be hollabacking at anyone.
by Gordon64 August 17, 2005
What Gwen Stefani apparently isn't. See sane, normal.
I ain't no hollaback girl
by Mahalis July 13, 2005
Now that it's become an accidental cultural phenomenon, does Gwen Stefani even realize how awful a song she wrote?
Let me here you say this shit is bananas, b-a-n-a-n-a-s! THIS SHIT IS BANANAS! B-A-N-A-N-A-S! Terrible.
by Adenia Volkensii June 04, 2005
A girl that you call for a booty call.
Aw snap dog, I need to hit, let me hollaback at Brandy.
by Doyle M. June 02, 2005
1. a wealthy and attractive woman who seduces rich gentlemen in order to swindle them out of cash

2. a woman who sleeps with a man to rob him in the night and then is never heard from again

3. a girl who likes booty calls
I slept with a classy broad last night. Seems in a most unfortunate turn of events, she was a hollaback girl.

Well when I woke up, half of my sh-t was missing. Guess she was a hollaback girl.

It is universally accepted that in a world with many hollaback girls, Gwen Stefani certainly ain't one
by wi1lywonka June 14, 2011

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