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Merriam-Webster adds ‘fangirl’ to dictionary

Fangirl is one the 150 terms added to the 11th edition of Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, joined by such other newcomers as steampunk, spoiler alert, crowdfunding, hashtag, selfie and tweep.

Interestingly, the dictionary pegs 1934 as the first known use of fangirl, which it defines as “a girl or woman who is an extremely or overly enthusiastic fan of someone or something.” Merriam-Webster gave its seal of approval to fanboy in 2008.

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