dev·​o·​tee ˌde-ˌvō-ˈtē How to pronounce devotee (audio) ˌdē- How to pronounce devotee (audio)
: an ardent follower, supporter, or enthusiast (as of a religion, art form, or sport)

Examples of devotee in a Sentence

The nightclub is popular among jazz devotees. a group of religious devotees
Recent Examples on the Web That sound bite has since made the rounds on social media, providing welcome relief to the chain’s many hot dog devotees. Rachel Treisman, NPR, 4 June 2024 Classics like Scrabble are being refreshed and transformed, while newer inventions such as Pandemic and Wingspan have garnered millions of devotees. Matthew Wynn Sivils, Smithsonian Magazine, 21 May 2024 And devotees of raw milk seemed undeterred by the chance of illness. Rachel Cohrs Zhang Reprints, STAT, 16 May 2024 Time will tell, but for now there’s enough reason for devotees of the series to be cautiously optimistic — and even a little curious — about the next two chapters. Michael Nordine, Variety, 16 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for devotee 

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Word History

First Known Use

1645, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of devotee was in 1645

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Cite this Entry

“Devotee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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dev·​o·​tee ˌdev-ə-ˈtē How to pronounce devotee (audio) -ˈtā How to pronounce devotee (audio)
: a keen or earnest follower, supporter, or enthusiast
a devotee of sports

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