fanboy


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fanboy

A male, or "fangirl" if female, who is devoted to a particular product or company. Fanboys are loyal and steadfast in their dedication and opinions. With regard to technology, fanboys outnumber fangirls by a huge margin and may be enamored with specific computer platforms, MP3 players, smartphones, operating systems, video games or applications. See iSheep, Fandroid and fanboi.
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Within hours, a global group effort had identified the locations of the several ISIS fanboys, using the landmarks that cropped up in their global-jihad snaps.
I'm just a big fanboy myself who wanted to read what I was writing," Stephen says.
Because these Marvel Comics sanctioned Hulk Earphones are ideal for those who want high-quality audio whilst displaying their 'fanboy' credentials at the same time.
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Kipp absolutely abhors the word fanboy or fangirl, partly because the same image comes to mind whenever these words are uttered.
'The branded block will air every weekday afternoon and will include smash hit series SpongeBob SquarePants, Fanboy and Chum Chum and My Life as a Teenage Robot at launch, localised in Arabic.
Each of the appealing characters in Makers (Tor), his new novel about a post-scarcity economy set in a near-future wasteland of strip mall shantytowns and Russian weight loss clinics, is a slice of Doctorow himself, from Suzanne, the journalist turned (wildly profitable) blogger, to Perry, the fanboy magnet, always-on-the-road guru, and keeper of an open source Wunderkammer housed in an abandoned Wal-Mart.
Kirk (Chris Pine) and his taciturn Vulcan sidekick Spock (Zachary Quinto) and is deceptively clever: It works both as affectionate fanboy nostalgia and as a neophyte's introduction to the "Trek"-verse.
Another fine offering from the talented author of The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl and Boy Toy, who provides a note at the end with some other ideas for supporting the troops.
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Fanboy: one who blindly promotes a single video game company or console.
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