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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fan-boi]
    • /ˈfænˌbɔɪ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fan-boi]
    • /ˈfænˌbɔɪ/

Definitions of fanboy word

  • noun fanboy Sometimes, fanboi. an obsessive male fan, especially of comic books, science fiction, video games, music, or electronic devices: Apple fanboys lined up to buy the new phone. 1
  • verb without object fanboy (of a male fan) to demonstrate intense excitement at the mention or in the presence of a particular celebrity, film, product, etc., especially one associated with popular culture or technology: I don't usually fanboy over optics, but these binoculars are awesome. 1
  • noun fanboy A male fan, especially one who is obsessive about movies, comic books, or science fiction. 1
  • countable noun fanboy A fanboy is a boy or a young man who is very enthusiastic about and interested in a particular thing such as a film, entertainer, or type of music. 0
  • noun fanboy an overly obsessive male fan of music, film, etc. 0
  • noun fanboy (fandom slang) A male fan who is obsessive about a particular subject (especially, something or someone in popular entertainment media). 0

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Origin of fanboy

First appearance:

before 1915
One of the 14% newest English words
First recorded in 1915-20; fan2 + boy

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Parts of speech for Fanboy


fanboy popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 97% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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