2. A general term for a female fan of something.
A fangirl is a (female) fan of a character from a movie, anime, video game, etc. or a real life actor or singer. Usually they have an obsession with their "idol" and do various activities to show their love for the said idol. Such activities include ranting about them, making shrines or fanlistings, creating graphics (wallpapers, layouts, etc) that feature the "idol", writing fanfics and making fanart. Some also make plushies or collect posters and other merchandise of their beloved idol.
Usually, members of this label are seen as 1) insane; 2) idiotic; or 3) scary.
However, not all fangirls are like this. Quite a few of them are just an average fan of something, and just call themselves such. But, there are three types of commonly seen fangirls:
1) BELOW AVERAGE FANGIRL
This fangirl is the least likely to cause chaos or mayhem, insult or annoy someone else who is not a fangirl (or boy, if they happen to be male). They admit that they have a slight obsession for something/one, and are mature about it. While they might use smilies (XD, XP, ^_^) and occasionally rant, they try not to go overboard about it.
2. AVERAGE FANGIRL
This fangirl is the most commonly seen fangirl across the Internet, and are generally harmless. They are prone to making shrines, annoying people with their "fantasies" of meeting or marrying their idol, bad grammar, and just being immature about the object of their obsession/affection. Many of these also write fanfics, causing such places as fanfiction.net to be cluttered with stories that could use a good editing and rewriting all together. Another common trait about them is their tendency to rant, be easily insulted, and excessively "glomp", squeal and use chat speak in places where it is not appropriate.
3. ABOVE AVERAGE FANGIRL
This fangirl is above the previous fangirl, and has thus let her obsession go beyond healthy levels. They tend to rant a lot more than other fangirls, and are more easily to insult or anger if you tell them that their "idol" is just a two-dimensional character, or someone whom they will most likely never meet. Their fantasies go beyond the fantasies of the "average" fangirl, along with all of their other tendencies. These are the fangirls most dislike and tend to stay away from due to their ability to easily annoy others, and their high levels of immaturity.
Average Fangirl: "I <3 Jack Sparrow! *glomps him* He's so awesome! OMG, you all should like him too! XD"
Above Average Fangirl: "I luv Jack Sparrow sooooo much! We r going 2 get married! I LUV HIM SOOOO MUCH! Stay away! He is mine!"
Fangirl: SQUEEEEEE! *immediately attaches to Jackman's leg*
Fangirl: Lyke OMG!!!11!one! Hakkai iz so lke totly my huzbend!
Fan: You DO realize he is a two dimensional image on your television screen right?
Fangirl: NOOO!! He'z reel and he iz al myne!
1. (derogatory) a female fan, obsessed with something (or someone) to a frightening or sickening degree. Often considered ditzy, annoying and shallow.
2. (playful, good-natured) less extreme, a female fan who can laugh at their own passion for their particular interest (or even obsession).
2. Fangirl 1: Haha, I've been spending too much time with my Doctor Who merchandise. Ooh, look at that lovely picture of David Tennant! *glomp* Hee hee, I'm such a fangirl!
Fangirl 2: *manic grin* I'm a bit of a Doctor Who fangirl myself! Yeah, that is a nice pic, but I've got my eyes in other places... *ogles pic. of Peter Davison* ;)
Fangirl 1: LOL, mind if I join you? ;)
(David Tennant and Peter Davison are actors who have held the leading role in Doctor Who.)
Fangirl: *Glomps* Kawaii!! OMG I love Vash. He is so uber hot!!
anime/video game fangirl(real life)
Fangirl: Lookie!! I just got the new Final Fantasy game!! And look I also got this totally kawaii plushie of Kurama! Kurama is my god!
real person fangirl(they scare me)
Fangirl: OMG I need more Orlando Bloom pictures. I must have them! I need more for my locker. Give them to me. If you don't give me some I shall kill you!!! ARG!!!
contrary to popular belief, fangirls are not always to be confused with stalkers. Can just be happy, excited (albeit somewhat pathetic) about the celebrity/group/band they are crushing on.
However then there are the dangerous fangirls, the kind that hound said celebrity/group/band and annoy the fuck out of other people with their shrieks of 'OMFG!'
Fangirls very often give a bad name for true, normal fans.
normal fan: ..fucking freak.
fangirl: shutup!1!! im gonna have his babiiiess!1!!!1!!!
normal fan: *shoots fangirl in the head*
this is a very realistic example of what may happen do you ever cross paths with a horde of fangirls. Be prepared.
Many young females are obsessed with Juicy, Ambercrombie & Fitch, and Hollister. This is the only line of clothing they will wear. If they are forced to wear something from Dillard's or Taget they suddenly cone down with a squealy, whiney voice and bitch about how *fat* and *ugly* they look. IMMEDIATE REMEDY: tell them to be quiet and go throw up again.
Many fangirls make t-shirts with Orlando Bloom's face on the chest and wait outside a possible sight-place and scream until their throats bleed. A few may cry and/or faint.
Normal Fangirl 2: *also hyperventilates* Agreed, that is definately THE hottest picture ever. <s>apart from maybe the Stevie/Xabi kiss</s> XD And yeah, spanish guys are gorgeous.
Crazy Obsessed Fangirl: OMG!! Thats my husband!!! I married him last week and I love him so much and I would die without him!!! OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Normal Fangirl: Okay... But yeah he is really hot =]
Crazy Obsessed Fangirl: OMG you Bitch!!! Hands off my husband!!!! Im gonna come and murder you if you ever talk about him again!!!!!! Evil Bitch!!!!!!!! I know hes hot thats why I married him!!!!!! Now fuck off and leave me alone with my husband!!!!!