fan fiction


: stories involving popular fictional characters that are written by fans and often posted on the Internet

called also fanfic

Examples of fan fiction in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While fan fiction is popular, there is some controversy surrounding the hobby. Bebe Hodges, USA TODAY, 2 Jan. 2024 Other times, a source that Google trusts as authoritative is really just fan fiction. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, 24 May 2024 The characters speak as if the scripts were written longhand in a giant, fluffy quill on parchment or anticipating their own fan fiction. Rebecca Alter, Vulture, 13 May 2024 Speaking of fan fiction, people are looking for Mr. Johnson to have a love interest soon. Brande Victorian, The Hollywood Reporter, 22 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for fan fiction 

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Word History

First Known Use

1939, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fan fiction was in 1939

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“Fan fiction.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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