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fangirl

[fan-gurl]Informal: Often Disparaging.
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noun
  1. Sometimes fan·gurl. an obsessive female fan, especially of comic books, science fiction, video games, music, or electronic devices: a web forum for Star Wars fangirls.
verb (used without object)
  1. (of a female fan) to demonstrate intense excitement at the mention or in the presence of a particular celebrity, film, product, etc., especially one associated with popular culture or technology: This is the fourth time the actress has fangirled out on live TV.

Origin of fangirl

First recorded in 1930–35; fan2 + girl
Related formsfan·girl·ing, noun
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Examples from the Web for fan-girl

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  • But the fan-girl led the way with the lamp swinging in her hand, as one accustomed to the mazes.

    The Lost Continent

    C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne

  • Ylga, the fan-girl, alone of all that vast multitude round the Sun temple contained herself with her formal paces and duties.

    The Lost Continent

    C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne

  • But the place of the fan-girl behind was empty, and what we said as we rode back through the streets there was none to overhear.

    The Lost Continent

    C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne

  • No, come to think of it, you liked a tender glance and a pretty phrase as well as any when you were fan-girl.

    The Lost Continent

    C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne

  • You make me blush with your fine pleasantries, Deucalion, and there is no fan-girl here to-night to cool my cheek.

    The Lost Continent

    C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne


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