Origin of enthusiast
Examples from the Web for enthusiast
Alex Jones is a representative Second Amendment enthusiast in the same way that Leonid Brezhnev is an archetypal progressive.Piers Morgan’s Gun-Control Freak Show Rounds Up the Crazies|Michael Moynihan|January 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Most of the writing was done by Lincoln enthusiast Jesse Weik, and the reception was mixed at best and downright hostile at worst.
That was 30 years ago, when I was something of an enthusiast.
Manzi, who founded a company that makes software expediting RFTs, is an enthusiast of this empirical approach, and rightly so.
One Miku enthusiast might compose an original song for her using Vocaloid, for example, and then upload it for others to hear.
Yet none but an enthusiast or fanatic could condemn it as iniquitous.
She was an enthusiast, a dreamer, passionately 315 sincere, passionately pitiful.Christopher Hibbault, Roadmaker|Marguerite Bryant
Ada listened, and her cheek glowed with animation, for she was an enthusiast in the cause of the Greeks.The Pirate of the Mediterranean|W.H.G. Kingston
Garces, like most of his kind, was an enthusiast on the subject of saving the souls of the natives.The Romance of the Colorado River|Frederick S. Dellenbaugh
An enthusiast on radio, Jack had developed a number of new appliances.The Radio Boys Rescue the Lost Alaska Expedition|Gerald Breckenridge
1560s, pejorative, "one who believes himself possessed of divine revelations or special communication from God," from Greek enthousiastes "a person inspired," from enthousiazein (see enthusiasm). General sense (not always entirely pejorative) is from mid-18c.