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What Does Fanboi Mean?

A fanboi is someone who is unusually attracted or devoted to a particular technology or tech company. The word is a slightly altered form of the idiomatic “fanboy,” which is generally used for anyone who is a dedicated fan of anything.

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Techopedia Explains Fanboi

Fanboi is Internet slang, where words are often misspelled for emphasis or for other reasons. Fanboi may be spelled this way in reference to an Avril Lavigne song, “Sk8er Boi,” or because it often refers to fanatics of Apple’s “i” devices, such as the iPod, iPhone and iPad.

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Margaret Rouse
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Margaret Rouse
Senior Editor

Margaret is an award-winning technical writer and teacher known for her ability to explain complex technical subjects to a non-technical business audience. Over the past twenty years, her IT definitions have been published by Que in an encyclopedia of technology terms and cited in articles by the New York Times, Time Magazine, USA Today, ZDNet, PC Magazine, and Discovery Magazine. She joined Techopedia in 2011. Margaret's idea of a fun day is helping IT and business professionals learn to speak each other’s highly specialized languages.