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uber(1)

noun; zero derivation
A very enthusiastic individual about a particular person or thing.
 
Uber has previously been an adjective meaning “very”. Often times, it is used to emphasize how good something is (example: “that was uber cool!”). Because this word is often used by someone who is enthusiastic about something, uber can also being used as a noun to call someone who is extremely enthusiastic about a thing or person. A reasonable synonym would be “fan” (as in a sports fan).
Etymology : from “uber” as an adjective, but then converted to a noun
Source : “The ubers are getting annoying with their incessant praising.” (Internet forum, October 2011)
Last modified: 2 December 2011


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