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groupie

1. slang Someone who pursues a celebrity or performer, most often a musician or member of a band, typically by following their performance tour, in order to gain intimate access to them, and especially to pursue a sexual relationship or encounter. The term was originally applied primarily to women who pursued rock musicians in such a way. Aunt Ida was a groupie for Grand Funk Railroad in the '70s? Are you for real?
2. slang By extension, a passionate fan of someone or something. I'm a real groupie of that author, so of course I'm going to her reading tomorrow night.
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groupie

n. a young woman who follows a band seeking romance with the band members. Would you believe that Sally was a groupie when she was nineteen?
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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