fanboy

[ fan-boi ]
/ ˈfænˌbɔɪ /
Informal: Often Disparaging.

noun

Sometimes fan·boi. 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

Related forms

fan·boy·ing, noun
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