fan·​girl | \ ˈfan-ˌgər(-ə)l How to pronounce fangirl (audio) \

Definition of fangirl

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a girl or woman who is an extremely or overly enthusiastic fan of someone or something


fangirled; fangirling; fangirls

Definition of fangirl (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to exhibit fandom often to an excessive degree : to behave like an extremely devoted or overly excited fangirl "I totally fangirled," [Katy] Tiz admitted. "You have no idea. He came right near me, and I'm pretty sure he looked right at me while singing. I was screaming …"— Joe Lynch "They're like fangirling over me, and I'm fangirling over the fact they're fangirling over me, and we're all just like freaking out, so excited," she [Madeline Brewer, actress] says with a laugh.— Terri Schwartz … after three years of fangirling over one of my favorite bands—owning all their music …—I knew I'd have to see them one way or another …— Melody Appel

Examples of fangirl in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Alexandra Daddario would go on to get the role, and Ramos would go on to being the show’s biggest fangirl. Morgan Baila,, 23 Aug. 2021 In Marvel comics, Kamala is a Pakistani-American and Carol Danvers fangirl that ends up getting powers of her own. Jacob Siegal, BGR, 22 July 2021 Her iconic Céline era between 2008 and 2018, in particular, gave birth to a minimalist aesthetic that's still widely coveted (as documented by fashion fangirl accounts like @oldceline). Shelby Ying Hyde, Harper's BAZAAR, 12 July 2021 Even Olympians like Naomi Osaka fangirl over other celebrities, reminding us of our common humanity. Sabrina Park, Harper's BAZAAR, 4 May 2021 Sociopathic tendencies aside, Alexandra Andrews relates to a vital piece of Florence Darrow, the Joan Didion fangirl at the heart of her debut novel, Who Is Maud Dixon? Lauren Mechling, WSJ, 17 Jan. 2021 Basically every fangirl's dream, Stuck in the Suburbs is about two girls, Brittany and Natasha, who accidentally trade phones with pop star Taran Killam. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, 10 Dec. 2020 And, from that day forward, this Danskite fangirl was born. Emily Ruane,, 4 Aug. 2020 This feel super-relatable to be—even supermodels fangirl sometimes! Katherine J Igoe, Marie Claire, 28 Feb. 2020

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1934, in the meaning defined above


2005, in the meaning defined above

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“Fangirl.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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