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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Examples of devotee in a Sentence

The nightclub is popular among jazz devotees. a group of religious devotees
Recent Examples on the Web So what is the place of lip color in our lives right now, and what’s an avid lipstick devotee to do? Leslie Camhi, Vogue, "One Vogue Writer on the Transformative Power of Lipstick—Even in the Mask Era," 13 Nov. 2020 As a recent-ish devotee of Real Housewives of New Jersey, expectations are high for the Salt Lake City version. Josh Newman, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Red All Over: Just roll with the Utah football situation, there’s no other choice," 12 Nov. 2020 These are just the conditions under which the single-game devotee is dismissed. Cecilia D'anastasio, Wired, "It's OK to Play One Game Forever," 24 Oct. 2020 Another designer who’s a devotee of the beloved cozy throw blanket is McGee. Courtney Thompson, CNN Underscored, "How to transition your home for fall, according to interior designers," 1 Oct. 2020 After a lonely childhood, Greco became a devotee of bohemian trends among intellectuals in post-war France, beginning as an actress in Paris in 1946. Thomas Adamson, USA TODAY, "Juliette Greco, French cultural icon who inspired Beatles' song 'Michelle,' dies at 93," 24 Sep. 2020 As a runway devotee, Rowland has had to make a few adjustments to stay true to herself while stuck indoors. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Kelly Rowland Wants You To Feel Fabulous While Working from Home," 14 Oct. 2020 Neumann had married Rebekah Paltrow, a wealthy cousin of Gwyneth Paltrow and a kabbalah devotee. Vauhini Vara, The Atlantic, "The WeWork Guy’s Guide to Striking It Rich," 14 Oct. 2020 After a lonely childhood, Greco became a devotee of bohemian trends among intellectuals in post-war France, beginning as an actress in Paris in 1946. Thomas Adamson, USA TODAY, "Juliette Greco, French cultural icon who inspired Beatles' song 'Michelle,' dies at 93," 24 Sep. 2020

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/devotee. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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devotee

noun
How to pronounce devotee (audio) How to pronounce devotee (audio)

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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