Definition of popular beat combo in English:

popular beat combo

Pronunciation /ˌpɒpjʊlə ˌbiːt ˈkɒmbəʊ/


humorous, ironic British
  • A pop group.

    The term is regarded as being archaic and overly formal in relation to the subject matter, and is intended to reflect the way in which an old-fashioned or older person would refer to a contemporary pop group.


1990s; earliest use found in The Independent. From popular + beat + combo.