enthusiast

noun
en·​thu·​si·​ast | \ in-ˈthü-zē-ˌast How to pronounce enthusiast (audio) , -əst, en- also -ˈthyü-\

Definition of enthusiast

: a person filled with enthusiasm: such as
a : one who is ardently attached to a cause, object, or pursuit a sports car enthusiast
b : one who tends to become ardently absorbed in an interest

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Examples of enthusiast in a Sentence

skiing enthusiasts can't wait for the first snowfall of the season
Recent Examples on the Web For several years now, Franklin has been working on a line of smokers for the backyard enthusiast. Tim Carman, Washington Post, "Calling all barbecue hounds: How much would you pay for an Aaron Franklin backyard smoker?," 5 Sep. 2019 September and October are studded with special sales and shows for the antiques and collectibles enthusiast. Steven Wayne Yvaska, The Mercury News, "7 Bay Area antique and collectible shows this fall," 3 Sep. 2019 His work was featured in a 2008 issue of the magazine BrickJournal, and in the 2012 Australian movie, Taj, according to the Lego enthusiast website The Brick Brothers. Cory Shaffer, cleveland.com, "Man pleads no contest, convicted in crash that killed Beachwood math teacher, girlfriend," 28 Aug. 2019 For the commuting golf enthusiast, there is easy-access club room — 39 inches wide at the opening with 46 inches of length behind the back seat or up to 6 feet with the seats folded. Mark Maynard, San Diego Union-Tribune, "2019 Audi A7 Sportback: a continental grand tourer," 26 July 2019 Here are five stories — big and small — that science and tech enthusiasts might have checked out in the week before July 20th, 1999. Adi Robertson, The Verge, "Don’t be fooled by the internet: this week in tech, 20 years ago," 20 July 2019 Harry isn’t the only Lion King enthusiast in the family. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Prince Harry Reveals He Knows All of The Lion King by Heart, as Meghan Markle Says He’s a Big Fan," 16 July 2019 Definitely more than the average human and maybe even more than the average sandwich enthusiast. Alex Delany, Bon Appétit, "THIS is the Ultimate Italian Hoagie Meat Lineup," 3 July 2019 For the adventure enthusiast, nothing beats the smorgasbord of outdoor offerings in California’s rugged north. Lindsey J. Smith, SFChronicle.com, "Paragliding, caving, ‘jetovating’: 5 wild activities around Mount Shasta," 7 June 2019

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First Known Use of enthusiast

1748, in the meaning defined above

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5 Nov 2019

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The first known use of enthusiast was in 1748

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enthusiast

noun
How to pronounce enthusiast (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of enthusiast

: a person who feels enthusiasm for something : a person who enjoys something very much

enthusiast

noun
en·​thu·​si·​ast | \ in-ˈthü-zē-ˌast How to pronounce enthusiast (audio) , -ˈthyü-\

Kids Definition of enthusiast

: a person who is very excited about or interested in something a fishing enthusiast

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