Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Being an enrolled member of a particular organization.
  • adjective Avidly devoted to a group or cause.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Enrolled as a member of an organization, and having a card to prove it; used especially to signify loyal dedication to that organization or the cause it supports.
  • adjective by extension Loyal and dedicated to some cause.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From the assumption that such a person carries a membership card.]

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