devotee

Devotee is a fancy word for "fan." Some people are super fans of Neil Diamond. Others save their love and adoration for Mozart. Either way, they are huge devotees of the musicians they love.

People are called devotees because they're particularly devoted to something. Be it hot yoga, fluffy cats or chocolate cake, a devotee is an ardent follower. In the traditional sense this word was reserved for the extremely devout, who were devoted to their religion. But these days you can be a devotee of just about anything.

DEFINITIONS OF: devotee

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n an ardent follower and admirer

Synonyms:
buff, fan, lover
Types:
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aerophile
a lover of aviation
aficionado
a serious devotee of some particular music genre or musical performer
amorist
one dedicated to love and lovemaking especially one who writes about love
bacchanal, bacchant
a drunken reveller; a devotee of Bacchus
groupie
an enthusiastic young fan (especially a young woman who follows rock groups around)
metalhead
a fan of heavy metal music
Type of:
follower
a person who accepts the leadership of another
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