For a certain type of Jeremy Corbyn fan(atic), the Oxford English Dictionary definition of cult …


1: A system of religious veneration and devotion directed towards a particular figure or object: the cult of St Jeremy de Corbyn

1.1: A relatively small group of people having religious beliefs or practices regarded by others as strange or as imposing excessive control over members: a network of Corbyn worshipping Momentum branches

1.2: A misplaced or excessive admiration for a particular thing: the cult of Corbyn as an end in itself
2: A person or thing that is popular or fashionable among a particular group or section of society: Jeremy Corbyn has become a bit of a cult amongst the middle class in the UK [as modifier]: a cult personality

Early 17th century (originally denoting homage paid to a divinity): from French culte or Latin cultus ‘worship’, from cult- ‘inhabited, cultivated, worshipped’, from the verb colere.

Oxford Dictionaries more detailed definition of the word cult

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