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 As a La Prairie devotee, my nightly skin routine involves some of the most decadent beauty products on the market. Kristen Shirley, Travel + Leisure, 27 Nov. 2021 Ball relates a story told to him by Ingrid Knetsch, a hardcore Pogues devotee who started the band’s international fan club. Caine O'rear, Rolling Stone, 15 Nov. 2021 Wheelchair using with a brilliant mind, Gabriel Gómez, a devotee of Sherlock Holmes, is unjustly expelled from his city’s top school. John Hopewell, Variety, 15 Nov. 2021 Any devotee of contemporary fantasy will tell you the momentum lies with writers of color reappropriating the genre. Los Angeles Times, 4 Nov. 2021 Finally, there’s Adam Salyer, a real-estate agent who is a full-fledged devotee of former Republican President Donald Trump. Gilbert Garcia, San Antonio Express-News, 25 Sep. 2021 Our biggest celebrities, too, like former side-part devotee Beyoncé, have mostly adopted the center-part trend. Rory Satran, WSJ, 2 Oct. 2021 Villeneuve, a true devotee of the book, does not repeat the same mistakes. David Klion, The New Republic, 14 Oct. 2021 And again, no surprise - the early American architect Charles Bulfinch, who designed the grand Massachusetts State House and Faneuil Hall, was a devotee of the celebrated neoclassical English architect Christopher Wren. Shelby Knick, Forbes, 1 Oct. 2021

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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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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