fan·​dom | \ ˈfan-dəm How to pronounce fandom (audio) \

Definition of fandom

1 : all the fans (as of a sport)
2 : the state or attitude of being a fan

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Does this show one fandom is stronger than the other? Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "This Week in Timothée Chalamet, August 31 Edition," 31 Aug. 2018 Sure, there are spoiled Laker fans who accept nothing less than annual championships, but to me, fandom is about more than sheer winning. Ben Teitelbaum,, "Why I Don't Want LeBron James on the Lakers," 2 July 2018 That’s why Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams’ on-stage make out in 2005 will go down in history and Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner’s surprise smooch set Tumblr fandom on fire in 2011., "This Is The MTV Movie & TV Awards Speech Everyone Will Be Talking About," 19 June 2018 The Leftovers returns to television to adapt Alan Moore’s graphic novel, sending fantasy fandoms everywhere into a frenzy. Vogue, "9 TV Shows We Can’t Wait to Watch in 2019," 2 Jan. 2019 For anyone not religiously watching Riverdale, Lili and Cole play Betty Cooper and Jughead Jones on the hit CW show and their love (both onscreen and off) is shipped 'round the Riverdale fandom. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse Just Trolled Their Own Relationship on Instagram," 14 Oct. 2018 Maybe this should inspire all of us to use our fandom for good. Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "This Week in Timothée Chalamet," 21 Dec. 2018 Right now, Joe's best bet is hoping that the Bachelorette fandom come through for him with votes. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'Dancing With the Stars' Fans Are Furious With Len Goodman After Harsh Review of Joe Amabile," 25 Sep. 2018 Below, the 37-year-old actor opens up about diving into the world of Fifty Shades, his experience inside the fandom and getting beat up by Dakota Johnson. Julie Kosin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Eric Johnson on Going 'Fifty Shades Darker'," 13 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of fandom

1903, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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