enthusiast

noun
en·​thu·​si·​ast | \ in-ˈthü-zē-ˌast How to pronounce enthusiast (audio) , -əst, en- also -ˈthyü- \

Definition of enthusiast

: a person filled with enthusiasm: such as
a : one who is ardently attached to a cause, object, or pursuit a sports car enthusiast
b : one who tends to become ardently absorbed in an interest

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Examples of enthusiast in a Sentence

skiing enthusiasts can't wait for the first snowfall of the season
Recent Examples on the Web An architecture and real estate enthusiast, Mr. Burkle in 2018 paid $15 million to buy the roughly 15,000-square-foot compound from a trust set up by the Hopes, and restored it. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, 13 May 2022 The first employer to jump on the offer was Microstrategy, a data analytics firm led by crypto enthusiast Michael Saylor. Andrew R. Chow, Time, 4 May 2022 Shortly after, fellow model and négligée enthusiast Kendall Jenner stepped out in an organza skirt and top with floral appliqué. Eni Subair, Vogue, 3 May 2022 The May 19 class is taught by Erik Blank, a native plant enthusiast with professional experience in restoration, installation and maintenance of native plant gardens. Los Angeles Times, 3 May 2022 Looking to impress the workout enthusiast on your list? Danielle Directo-meston, The Hollywood Reporter, 2 May 2022 Back for more are commentators Rob Riggle and Joe Tessitore, sideline correspondent Jeannie Mai, and executive producer and gold enthusiast Stephen Curry. oregonlive, 1 May 2022 Perhaps more so than most modern Alaskans, artist and mountain enthusiast Max Romey already understands the Long Trail’s challenging future. Amy Bushatz, Anchorage Daily News, 1 May 2022 Perhaps more so than most modern Alaskans, artist and mountain enthusiast Max Romey already understands the Long Trail’s challenging future. Washington Post, 30 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of enthusiast

1748, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for enthusiast

earlier, "person claiming to receive divine communication or inspiration, member of a putative early Christian sect making such claims," borrowed from Late Greek enthousiastḗs, going back to Greek, "person possessed by a god," from enthousiad-, stem of enthousiázein "to be inspired or possessed by a god" + -tēs, agent suffix — more at enthusiasm

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The first known use of enthusiast was in 1748

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17 May 2022

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“Enthusiast.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enthusiast. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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enthusiast

noun
en·​thu·​si·​ast | \ in-ˈthü-zē-ˌast How to pronounce enthusiast (audio) , -ˈthyü- \

Kids Definition of enthusiast

: a person who is very excited about or interested in something a fishing enthusiast

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