devotee

noun
dev·​o·​tee | \ ˌde-ˌvō-ˈtē How to pronounce devotee (audio) , ˌdē- How to pronounce devotee (audio) , ˌdā-, də-, -ˈtā\

Definition of devotee

: an ardent follower, supporter, or enthusiast (as of a religion, art form, or sport)

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Synonyms & Antonyms for devotee

Synonyms

addict, aficionado (also afficionado), buff, bug, enthusiast, fan, fanatic, fancier, fiend, fool, freak, habitué (also habitue), head, hound, junkie (also junky), lover, maniac, maven (also mavin), nut, sucker

Antonyms

nonfan

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Examples of devotee in a Sentence

The nightclub is popular among jazz devotees. a group of religious devotees

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To get ahold of it, Fosse devotees will have to pony up for the DVD, which is available on Amazon. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "How to Watch All That Jazz, the Bob Fosse Movie Featured in the Fosse/Verdon Finale," 29 May 2019 Some more exciting news that skincare devotees can look forward to: Glossier is re-launching The Super Serums this spring. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, "Glossier Just Launched Bubblewrap, an Eye and Lip Plumping Cream I Got to Test First," 29 Apr. 2019 The arc of this cheery, encouraging story will gratify any fairyland devotee who is struggling to master a new skill. Meghan Cox Gurdon, WSJ, "Children’s Books: Tales Told in Many Tongues," 3 Jan. 2019 Borgnes Giramonti recalls one specialist who tried to dissuade them from visiting Delhi’s Nizamuddin Dargah, the 14th-century tomb of a Sufi saint, where devotees sing mesmerizing qawwalis. Sarah Khan, Condé Nast Traveler, "How Belinda Carlisle and Lisa Borgnes Giramonti 'Go-Go' Around the World Together," 16 Oct. 2018 Much of the hair is collected at Hindu temples in South India where devotees have their heads shaved as a form of religious sacrifice. Chris Stirewalt, Fox News, "Trump's favorite county," 3 Aug. 2018 One particular famous devotee who can’t stop wearing them? Cardi B. The rapper first wore Saks Potts’s lime green coat, which is all over Instagram, in September last year. Vogue, "Cardi B Can’t Stop Wearing Copenhagen’s Coolest Label," 27 Apr. 2019 The 1996 revival, with its choreography tweaked by Fosse devotee Reinking, won nearly every major Tony and Drama Desk award. Jeffrey Lee Puckett, The Courier-Journal, "'Chicago' stays relevant with a big dose of murder, celebrity and corruption," 18 Jan. 2018 Vogueworld Emily Ratajkowski Puts a New Twist on Old Celine Celine is under new management, but don’t tell that to Phoebe Philo’s celebrity devotees. Vogue, "Emily Ratajkowski Puts a New Twist on Old Celine," 19 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of devotee

1645, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of devotee was in 1645

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devotee

noun

English Language Learners Definition of devotee

: a person who enjoys or is interested in something very much
: a person who has very strong loyalty to a particular religion or religious figure

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