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

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The brothers sat down with Twitter Music to read some of the best fan posts, which touched on everything from damaged bank accounts from purchasing JoBro products and reminiscing on old fangirl tendencies. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "Jonas Brothers Read Hilarious Tweets & Memes About Them: Watch," 9 July 2019 Hailey refutes the version of their origin story that casts her as the ultimate Belieber (the name for Justin’s army of fangirls). Rob Haskell, Vogue, "Justin and Hailey Bieber Open Up About Their Passionate, Not-Always-Easy but Absolutely All-In Romance," 7 Feb. 2019 Basically every fangirl's dream, Stuck in the Suburbs is about two girls, Brittany and Natasha, who accidentally trade phones with a pop star. Noelle Devoe, Seventeen, "The 20 Best Disney Channel Movies of All Time," 30 July 2018 Some of the best are Baldwin's old fangirl tweets replying to him and re-posting his tweets dozens of times. Isabel Greenberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Hailey Baldwin's Old Tweets To Justin Bieber Have Resurfaced and They Are So Relatable," 10 July 2018 The two eventually started dating in 2015, and Jake was quick to share their love on social media, giving fangirls everywhere hope. Kristin Koch, Seventeen, "9 Regular People Who Dated Celebs," 24 May 2018 Is Camila totally channeling her inner fangirl in that last pic, or what? Noelle Devoe, Seventeen, "Taylor Swift & Selena Gomez Help Camila Cabello Celebrate Her Birthday At Epic Girls' Night Bash!," 4 Mar. 2015 So, a ride on this bullet train is well worth it—for foodies and fangirls alike. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Japan Takes Transportation to the Next Level With a Hello Kitty Bullet Train," 26 June 2018 And while no one was able to completely confirm that McHale was in attendance, McHale’s wife, Lynn McHale, is a Trump fangirl. Stephen A. Crockett Jr., The Root, "Was That Boston Celtics Great Kevin McHale at a Trump Rally? Don’t Know, but His Wife Is Totally Trump Crazy," 21 June 2018

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1934, in the meaning defined above


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