follower

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English folwer, folwere, folȝere, from Old English folgere (follower; attendant; disciple), equivalent to follow +‎ -er. Cognate with Saterland Frisian Foulger, West Frisian folger, Dutch volger, German Folger, Swedish följare.

Noun[edit]

follower (plural followers)

  1. (literally) One who follows, comes after another.
  2. Something that comes after another thing.
  3. One who is a part of master's physical group, such as a servant or retainer.
  4. One who follows mentally, adherer to the opinions, ideas or teachings of another, a movement etc.
  5. An imitator, who follows another's example.
  6. A pursuer.
  7. (Internet) An account holder who subscribes to see content from another account on a social media platform.
    I have over 50 followers on Twitter, but all my tweets only get 10 likes.
    • 2012, “Amen”, in Dreamchasers 2, performed by Meek Mill ft. Drake:
      Talking bout these other rappers getting old is even getting old / Worrying about your followers, you need to get your dollars up
  8. A machine part receiving motion from another.
  9. A man courting a maidservant.
  10. Young cattle.
  11. A metal piece placed at the top of a candle to keep the wax melting evenly.
  12. (Australian rules football) Any of the three players (the ruckman, ruck rover, and rover) who usually follow the ball around the ground rather than occupying a fixed position.
  13. (colloquial, dated) A debt collector.

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Etymology[edit]

From English follower.

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Noun[edit]

follower m (plural followers)

  1. (Internet) follower (on Twitter and similar sites)

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follower

  1. (Internet) To follow (on Twitter and similar sites)

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