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 In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter prior to the Strange New Worlds premiere, Mount discussed several topics, including how Star Trek fandom transformed not only his career, but his life. Ryan Parker, The Hollywood Reporter, 5 May 2022 Repischak pointed out the store's horror section, noting that Indy has an extensive horror fandom willing to buy an Elvira figure or an unnerving Chucky doll. Rory Appleton, The Indianapolis Star, 2 May 2022 His art wasn’t meant for collectible keepsakes or conventional fandom; it was meant to be endured and witnessed. Hua Hsu, The New Yorker, 29 Apr. 2022 This, to me, was the point of the whole covenant, of faith and fandom itself. New York Times, 27 Apr. 2022 Other actors from popular Netflix series have said the level of fandom and recognition can be kind of explosive. Washington Post, 9 Mar. 2022 Soccer fandom has soared in Fort Lauderdale this year, with thousands of fans eagerly converging on DRV PNK Stadium to cheer on Inter Miami CF, the soccer club co-owned by mega-star David Beckham. David Lyons, Sun Sentinel, 22 Apr. 2022 While a premiere date for Dancing With the Stars season 31 has yet to be announced, other news has rocked the show’s fandom, and Carrie Ann Inaba shared her two cents on the matter. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, 13 Apr. 2022 The series leans hard into Carter's unsettling fandom, to demonstrate how blurred the lines between fantasy and reality had become in her mind. ELLE, 6 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of fandom

1903, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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9 May 2022

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“Fandom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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