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Etymology 1[edit]

From group +‎ -ie; from 1967.


groupie (plural groupies)

  1. A fan, especially a young female fan of a male singer or rock group; a person who seeks intimacy (most often physical, sometimes emotional) with a celebrity, usually a rock 'n' roll artist or band member.
    • 1999, Lauraine Leblanc, Pretty in Punk: Girl′s Gender Resistance in a Boy′s Subculture, 2002, page 47,
      In mainstream rock youth culture, female fans had only submissive roles in the consumption of rock music: they could be teenyboppers, and when they grew older, groupies, with the groupie role providing a real-life extension of the sexualized hero worship of the teenybopper.
    • 2000 October, The 100 Sleaziest Moments in Rock, Spin, page 102,
      Although Pamela Des Barres, rock′s most famous groupie, was passed around like a loose joint at a be-in, she maintains today, “There was no hierarchy. The groupies were not considered less than the musicians. We were muses.”
    • 2012, Ginger Voight, Groupie, unnumbered page,
      The groupie experience from what I′ve seen is quite similar to the experiences I′ve had as the “fat girl,” who had the good looking guy give her attention behind closed doors but never had the opportunity to be the gal on his arm, and it is that emotional integrity I brought to the book.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From group +‎ -ie, by analogy with selfie, 2010s.


groupie (plural groupies)

  1. Group self-portrait; group shot including the speaker.




groupie f (plural groupies)

  1. groupie