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[fan-boi] /ˈfænˌbɔɪ/ Informal: Often Disparaging.
Sometimes, fanboi. an obsessive male fan, especially of comic books, science fiction, video games, music, or electronic devices:
Apple fanboys lined up to buy the new phone.
verb (used without object)
(of a male 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:
I don't usually fanboy over optics, but these binoculars are awesome.
Origin of fanboy
First recorded in 1915-20; fan2 + boy
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fanboying, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  1. A person obsessed with an element of video or electronic culture, such as a game, sci-fi movie, comic or anime´, music, etc; a person obsessed with a single subject or hobby
  2. A person obsessed with an actor or a fictional character (1919+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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