fanboy

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Nintendo fanboy
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fan +‎ boy

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fanboy (plural fanboys)

  1. (fandom slang) A male fan who is obsessive about a particular subject (especially, something or someone in popular entertainment media).
    • 1988 August, Bart Bull, “Comics”, Spin, volume 4, number 5, ISSN 0886-3032, page 41: 
      (It's in the nature of comic book fanboy obsessiveness that all of these Eras and Ages and such have been religiously chronicled; it's equally in their nature that no two fanboys can ever agree about anything about any of these Ages and Eras; everything is up for debate, eternally and in microscopic detail.)
    • 1998 September, Brian Doherty, “Exposure: Tales From the Dark Side”, Spin, volume 14, number 9, ISSN 0886-3032, page 108: 
      Six years and seven titles later, their company, Top Cow, is the third-biggest-grossing comic line, thanks mainly to a pair of blood-soaked, modern-day Gothics that have been a hit both with fanboys and a growing number of women.
    • 2008 December 10, Barribeau, Tim, “What's so great about Macs?”, The Sydney Morning Herald, ISSN 0312-6315, retrieved on 2012-10-20:
      Apple fanboys have always devoted equal parts of their mind to genuine reasons to praise their chosen corporation, and to blindly ignoring its faults.

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