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devotee

[dev-uh-tee, -tey] /ˌdɛv əˈti, -ˈteɪ/
noun
1.
a person who is greatly devoted to something.
2.
a person who is extremely devoted to a religion; a follower.
3.
an enthusiastic follower or fan:
He's a devotee of jazz.
Origin of devotee
1635-1645
1635-45; devote + -ee
Synonyms
1, 3. See fanatic.
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devotee

/ˌdɛvəˈtiː/
noun
1.
a person ardently enthusiastic about or devoted to something, such as a sport or pastime
2.
a zealous follower of a religion
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Word Origin and History for devotee
n.

1640s, from devote, with a French suffix, perhaps on model of assignee. Earlier in this sense was devote (1620s).

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