fan·​boy | \ˈfan-ˌbȯi \

Definition of fanboy 

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

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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 Unfortunately, a lot of this soul-less fanboy pandering is present in the film adaptation, which Cline co-adapted with Zak Penn. Simon Abrams, The Hollywood Reporter, "Dissecting 'Ready Player One' and Its Biggest Problem," 1 Apr. 2018 The Red Hen is now being openly targeted and harassed by vile Trump fanboys. Drew Magary, GQ, "There Is Bravery in Each Other," 3 July 2018 Galeano, often called the poet laureate of football, wrote Soccer in Sun and Shadow as both a fanboy and a social critic of the game. Lenora Todaro, The Atlantic, "A World Cup Without Eduardo Galeano, Soccer’s Poet Laureate," 15 June 2018 As a bonus, this franchise doesn't come saddled with a fanboy contingent invested enough to label this a sacrilegious blight on their childhoods. Brian Lowry, CNN, "'Ocean's 8' delivers playful all-female spin on heist caper," 7 June 2018 With its gaping hood scoop and massive wing, which just may be large enough to fit the entire name boggle on it, the rally car looks like a toy car out of a fanboy’s wildest dream. Robert Duffer,, "2018 Subaru WRX STi Type RA boggles the mind as most expensive Subaru," 30 May 2018

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1919, in the meaning defined above

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