[dev-uh-tee, -tey]


a person who is greatly devoted to something.
a person who is extremely devoted to a religion; a follower.
an enthusiastic follower or fan: He's a devotee of jazz.

Nearby words

  1. devonshire cream,
  2. devonshire split,
  3. devoré,
  4. devote,
  5. devoted,
  6. devotion,
  7. devotional,
  8. devotionally,
  9. devotions,
  10. devour

Origin of devotee

First recorded in 1635–45; devote + -ee Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for devotee



a person ardently enthusiastic about or devoted to something, such as a sport or pastime
a zealous follower of a religion
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Word Origin and History for devotee



1640s, from devote, with a French suffix, perhaps on model of assignee. Earlier in this sense was devote (1620s).

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