Definition of fanboy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfanboi/


A male fan, especially one who is obsessive about comics, music, movies, or science fiction.
Example sentences
  • The movie is made in such a way that fanboys and newcomers alike can go see it and be pleasantly surprised.
  • There's little harm in fanboys creating myths around their heroes, but when the artist buys into this myth, the work suffers for it.
  • I was at the midnight showing of Attack of the Clones in LA three years ago and a fight broke out between fanboys over some prime seats.


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(Of a male fan) behave in an obsessive or overexcited way: he fanboyed out meeting his idol on the red carpet
More example sentences
  • He spotted the actress backstage and unabashedly "fanboyed" over the comedy she stars in, later admitting that he'd love to guest star on the sitcom.
  • I fanboyed hard over my games.
  • It's been a long time since I fanboyed out like this.

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Syllabification: fan·boy

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