From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishSpears, BritneyBritney SpearsSpears, Brit‧ney /spɪəz $ spɪərz, ˈbrɪtni/(1981–) a US singer who first became famous when she was a teenager. She is known for being sexually attractive and for dressing and performing in a way that is sexually exciting. Her songs include Baby One More Time (1998), Oops! I Did It Again (2000), and Toxic (2004). Since 2007 she has become known for having various drug and mental health problems.