fan·​boy | \ ˈfan-ˌbȯi How to pronounce fanboy (audio) \

Definition of fanboy

: a boy or man who is an extremely or overly enthusiastic fan of someone or something

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Apple's credit card effort floats upon not only its billions, but also its unmatched fanboy enthusiasm into the world of financial services. Andrew Moseman, Popular Mechanics, "Apple Is a Credit Card Company Now," 25 Mar. 2019 The height of the Android-iOS fanboy wars are years in the past. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "Google Is Bringing Android's Best Feature to the iPhone," 14 Feb. 2019 The movie's opening is a reminder that fanboys aren't the only moviegoers that matter during summer. Pamela Mcclintock, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Ocean's 8': How the Female-Fronted Film Stole the Box-Office Crown," 11 June 2018 The fanboy favorite was dressed up as Princess Leia when an intoxicated man reached under her costume and grabbed her inappropriately. Diana Falzone, Fox News, "7 times stars were attacked," 1 Nov. 2016 Winstead—who's already a fanboy dreamgirl after starring in Death Proof, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, and The Thing—has been trying to keep her cool against a barrage of media curiosity. Nojan Aminosharei, Harper's BAZAAR, "Mary Elizabeth Winstead in Spring's Coolest Shades," 10 Mar. 2016 An immortal aristocrat introduces our hero to the supernatural, while the doctor’s fanboy hospital administrator hooks him up with a night shift. Steven Strom, Ars Technica, "Vampyr review: Dead in the daylight," 6 June 2018 And while her husband might be a TED Talk fanboy and just plain obsessed with working in tech, Bernadette has plenty of her own quirks (some great, others…not so great) to discover as well. Rachel King, Fortune, "Your Summer Reading List: Page-Turning Novels Set in Politics, Finance, and Tech," 6 July 2018 George Lucas has a black wife, and that has yet to silence racist fanboys. Jeneé Osterheldt, kansascity, "Meghan Markle will be royalty — but not the great wife hope for black women | The Kansas City Star," 17 May 2018

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First Known Use of fanboy

1919, in the meaning defined above

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