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[fan-gurl] /ˈfænˌgɜrl/ Informal: Often Disparaging.
Sometimes, fangurl. 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)
(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 forms
fangirling, 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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