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Doctor Who fangirls cosplaying the TARDIS


fan +‎ girl


fangirl (plural fangirls)

  1. (fandom slang) A female fan who is obsessive about a particular subject (especially, someone or something in popular entertainment media).
    Synonyms: fanne, femfan, femme fan
    Coordinate term: fanboy
    • 2016, Kathleen Smith, The Fangirl Life: A Guide to All the Feels and Learning How to Deal, Penguin, →ISBN:
      It's often an all or nothing world for the fangirl who has yet to learn to bridle the imagination. She is notorious for being incapable of passively enjoying stories.

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fangirl (third-person singular simple present fangirls, present participle fangirling, simple past and past participle fangirled)

  1. (intransitive) To behave like a fangirl; to be obsequious, star-struck, boy crazy, etc.
    • 2015, Tyler Oakley, Binge, Simon and Schuster, →ISBN:
      I bought the magazines, ran home after work, filmed myself flipping through the pages—half legitimately fangirling over the boys, half making fun of people like myself who fangirl over the boys.