fan·​dom | \ ˈfan-dəm \

Definition of fandom

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

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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 But before all the tours and albums and receiving worldwide fandom, Susan first had to overcome her naysayers and doubters — including the show's judges at the time Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, and Piers Morgan. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "The Untold Story of 'AGT' Star Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" Audition," 19 Dec. 2018 This might come as a surprise to anyone outside the USC fandom bubble, but frustration with Clay Helton is not universal. Jon Wilner Pac-12 Hotline, The Seattle Times, "What’s the best job in the Pac-12? Even coaches say there’s an obvious hierarchy," 25 Oct. 2018 Randall and Beth swearing on Oprah might be a reference to Sterling K. Brown’s real-life Oprah fandom. Emma Dibdin, Country Living, "6 Things You Missed From the 'This Is Us' Season 3 Premiere," 26 Sep. 2018 One thing that would do the trick is a theory that’s been circulating fandom for years: Daryl is gay. Rachel Cavanaugh, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Walking Dead': Why a Daryl-Aaron Romance Is a Good Idea (Opinion)," 26 June 2018 Comic-Con attendees turned the gathering into a big-tent embrace of every conceivable costume or fandom. Erich Schwartzel, WSJ, "At Comic-Con, ‘Aquaman’ and Others Score With Super Fans," 22 July 2018 The reboot of this show last year inspired feverish fandoms and online reactions, with sleuths digging deep to ascertain Antoni Porowski’s level of cooking skill and Tom Jackson’s relationship status. Andrew R. Chow, New York Times, "What’s on TV Friday: ‘Queer Eye’ and ‘Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas’," 15 June 2018

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First Known Use of fandom

1903, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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