Etymology
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follower (n.)

Old English folgere "retainer, servant, disciple; successor," agent noun from follow. Compare similarly formed Old Frisian folgere, Dutch volger, German Folger. Related: Followers.

updated on December 11, 2014

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Definitions of follower from WordNet

follower (n.)
a person who accepts the leadership of another;
follower (n.)
someone who travels behind or pursues another;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.