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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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Bieber wrote alongside the same fangirl photo, before dropping a link to the new remix of her song. Diane J. Cho,, "Julia Roberts, Melissa McCarthy, Justin Bieber and More A-List Fans of Newbie Billie Eilish," 20 Aug. 2019 The divide was sort of comic, the benefactors in Dries Van Noten and the fawning fangirls in CDG. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "“It’s Hard to Find Interesting New Things”—A Chat with Rei Kawakubo as She Wins the Noguchi Award," 3 May 2019 Plus, there’s something affirming about the fantasy of a celebrity choosing you over all the other fawning fangirls available to them. Kate Sloan, Glamour, "25 Sex Fantasies Women Have That Are Totally Normal," 6 Apr. 2019 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

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1934, in the meaning defined above


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