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    a person who has a keen interest in the history connected with the sinking of the passenger liner RMS Titanic in 1912

    Evan Perelekos, 24, claimed to have been a Titanorak since he was four.

    Submitted by Kerry on 20/08/2015
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the practice of looking at a product online before going to a conventional store to buy it

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a person who has or claims to have a lot of influence

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