boom box

  • ikester

    Senior Member
    US - American English
    danalto said:
    A young man will walk through the streets of New York City with a big boom box
    A boom box was the urban slang name (originating in the 1970's) for the big portable stereo systems with oversized speakers and a strong bass amplifier. The term has now come to be used as a generic name for any portable one-piece stereo.
     
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