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)

Keep scrolling for more

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

Visit the Thesaurus for More 

Examples of devotee in a Sentence

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

Recent Examples on the Web

The idealistic Idagio, out of Berlin, is good for newbies and devotees alike. Mark Swed, chicagotribune.com, "Commentary: Classical streaming has arrived. How do the new services stack up?," 3 Sep. 2019 So in July 2019, both contingents of the fandom — the Little House on the Prairie book series and TV show devotees — had their own celebrations on Laura’s turf. Elena Nicolaou, refinery29.com, "Little House, Big Fans: These People Really, Really Love Laura Ingalls Wilder," 24 Aug. 2019 The news prompted #SaveSpiderMan to start trending worldwide on Twitter, as devotees and Marvel stars reacted with dismay over the split. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, "Spider-Man banned from Marvel movies after talks collapse," 21 Aug. 2019 And the news prompted #SaveSpiderMan to start trending worldwide on Twitter, as devotees and Marvel stars reacted with anger over the split. Rob Picheta, CNN, "Fans fear for Spider-Man's future after Sony and Marvel fail to reach rights agreement," 21 Aug. 2019 In the 19th century, scores of explorers, spies, missionaries, and Buddhist devotees had tried to reach Lhasa, but only three had made it. Ailsa Ross, Longreads, "Mountains, Transcending," 9 Aug. 2019 All of this won’t be a deal breaker for The Lion King’s devotees. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "Disney’s Lion King remake is just like the original, but without the magic," 11 July 2019 Mary Davila and Alfredo Martinez drove from Crystal City to support Davila’s son, Jorjito Davila, who is a Hare Krishna devotee. Vincent T. Davis, ExpressNews.com, "San Antonio Festival of Chariots celebrates enlightenment," 6 July 2019 In February of next year, a landmark exhibition of Christian Louboutin's designs will open at Paris's Palais de la Porte Dorée—and for fashion historians and red sole-devotees alike, the retrospective should be a must-see. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "A Huge Christian Louboutin Exhibition Is Opening in Paris Next Year," 24 June 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'devotee.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of devotee

1645, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about devotee

Dictionary Entries near devotee

dévot

devote

devoted

devotee

devote to

devotion

devotional

Statistics for devotee

Last Updated

15 Oct 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for devotee

The first known use of devotee was in 1645

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for devotee

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

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on devotee

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with devotee

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for devotee

Spanish Central: Translation of devotee

Nglish: Translation of devotee for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of devotee for Arabic Speakers

Comments on devotee

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

WORD OF THE DAY

friendly or mild

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Where in the World? A Quiz

  • peter bruegel tower of babel painting
  • What language does pajama come from?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

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

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!