[ fan-gurl ]
/ ˈfænˌgɜrl /
Informal: Often Disparaging.


Sometimes fan·gurl. 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.

Nearby words

  1. fanfold,
  2. fang,
  3. fang lizhi,
  4. fanged,
  5. fangio,
  6. fangled,
  7. fango,
  8. fanion,
  9. fanjet,
  10. fankle

Origin of fangirl

First recorded in 1930–35; fan2 + girl

Related formsfan·girl·ing, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019