fandom

noun
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

Examples of fandom in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As the word becomes more popular, it’s being used more freely, sometimes describing moderate fandom for celebrities. Brianna Holt, Quartz, "“Stans” have changed what it means to be a music fan—for better and worse," 7 Feb. 2020 Hear all about the extreme fandom for heavy metal music in Latin America on this week's @LatinoUSA. oregonlive, "‘American Dirt’ reminds Oregon’s Latino writers, journalists of their own barriers, struggles in publishing," 6 Feb. 2020 Students working with Samford University’s Center for Sports Analytics have set out to answer that question last semester and designed an online survey to gauge college football fandom. Josh Bean | Jbean@al.com, al, "Does Alabama or Auburn have more fans? Survey says answer," 12 Jan. 2020 As Jerry Seinfeld once said about professional sports, fandom is mostly cheering for laundry. Josh Will, Cincinnati.com, "Guest TML: It can't be overstated how Joe Burrow transformed the Southeast Ohio landscape," 10 Jan. 2020 Toroptsov’s fandom strengthened over the next several years, spent in New York City and Paris. Kaitlyn Tiffany, The Atlantic, "The Man Who Collected Dreams About Celine Dion," 10 Jan. 2020 For some time, Star Wars fandom has been consumed by debates over whether the previous installment, Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi, ruined the saga or whether racists and Russian bots whipped up unjust ire against it. Ross Douthat, National Review, "Frozen 2 and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: Return of the Disney Juggernauts," 9 Jan. 2020 The State Medical Board of Ohio is officially considering a petition that asks Cleveland Browns or Cincinnati Bengals fandom be considered a qualifying condition to legally obtain medical marijuana. Allen Kim, CNN, "Ohio is considering whether long-suffering Browns or Bengals fans can be treated with medical marijuana," 9 Jan. 2020 According to CBS Sports, the Philly fandom has been known to throw snowballs and other objects at players and officials, as well as cheer when opposing players receive devastating injuries. Benjamin Vanhoose, PEOPLE.com, "Seattle Seahawks Player Calls Philadelphia Eagles Fans the 'Worst in the World'," 7 Jan. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'fandom.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

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First Known Use of fandom

1903, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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12 Feb 2020

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“Fandom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fandom. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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