Full record for fangirl n.

Definition a female fan (chiefly of comics, film, music, or science fiction), esp. an obsessive one.
OED requirements antedating 1934
Earliest cite A.P. Herbert, "Holy Deadlock"
Comment Andrew Gray submitted a April 1934 cite for "fan-girl" from A.P. Herbert's "Holy Deadlock", referring to fans waiting outside a theatre

Added to the OED in September 2004, with an earliest cite from 1990: as well as antedatings, we would be interested to see interdatings for the large gap between 1934 and 1990.

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Citations for fangirl n.

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1934 A.P. Herbert Holy Deadlock 162 Mary pressed notes and bundles of silver into eager hands, kissed the old fireman for Christmas, and dashed out through the rain so swiftly that only two of the fan-girls caught her.