A British youth sub-culture of the nineteen fifties. They mixed American greaser
music and styles with more traditionally British elements such as frilly edwardian dress. They would influence both the rockers and the mods of the nineteen 60's.
"Where have all the Teddy Boys gone?"-The Kinks
A member of a British hooligan movement during the 1950s and early 1960s. Named for their mode of dress, which was a modified Edwardian style.
"No need to wash, it's likely to rain, just bring your cosh or bicycle chain. Today's the day the teddy-boys have their picnic."
Particular strain of British youth culture of the 1950s, adopting a look that combined Saville Row elegance with American-influenced street-hood style. The Teddyboy, or Ted
, listened to rock 'n' roll music, smoked cigarettes, and generally posed as a tough. There are still a few Teddyboys around, particularly in places such as Germany and Japan.
Long black jacket with a velvet collar
I`m a real cool Ted, I`m a crazy fella
Drainpipe trousers, crepe sole shoes
Ringlet stockings, boppin` the Blues
Are you ready to rock
It`s the Teddyboy Bop
(song lyrics by Foggy Mountain Rockers)
Someone showing homosexual tendencies. A flamer; an openly gay male. Also see fucking faggot.
"Josh is such a teddy boy."
"Did you hear he's a teddy boy?"