Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

hero worship

noun

Simple Definition of hero worship

  • : foolish or excessive admiration of someone

Full Definition of hero worship

  1. 1 :  veneration of a hero

  2. 2 :  foolish or excessive adulation for an individual

Examples of hero worship

  1. He objects to the unthinking hero worship of great athletes by their fans.

  2. <once the object of uncritical hero worship, the aging quarterback now faces the derision of his team's fickle fans>



1774

First Known Use of hero worship

1774


Learn More about hero worship


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up hero worship? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 9, 2016

marked by high spirits and laughter

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

kittly-benders spindrift duvet pince-nez
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ