fandom

noun
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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Stephen Kearse | Pitchfork | June 25, 2018 | 6 minutes (1,727 words) Critic and reporter Stephen Kearse considers the tragic life and death of young rapper XXXTentacion, and the nature of fandom. Longreads, "The Top 5 Longreads of the Week," 29 June 2018 The Enquirer/Meg Vogel & Carrie Cochran Bengals fans won't appreciate this, but an analysis of NFL fandom shared annually by Michael Lewis known as Fanalytics ranks fans of the Cincinnati Bengals 26th of 32 overall, and 27th in fan equity. Dave Clark, Cincinnati.com, "NFL Fan and Brand Report 2018 ranks Bengals 26th," 26 June 2018 That movie’s mockumentary realism and its jokes about capes, secret identities and the dangers of toxic, obsessive fandom were the perfect introduction (and indoctrination) to superheroes for those who couldn’t care less. Lindsey Bahr, Detroit Free Press, "Review: ‘Incredibles 2’ arrives in a brave new world," 14 June 2018 My family and friends for entertaining my super fandom of the Titanic movie. Marie Claire, "Adele Threw an Iconic 'Titanic'-Themed Birthday," 7 May 2018 My family and friends for entertaining my super fandom of the Titanic movie. Megan Friedman, Good Housekeeping, "Adele Threw a "Titanic"-Themed Birthday Party and Some Fans Are Outraged," 7 May 2018 My family and friends for entertaining my super fandom of the Titanic movie. Molly Horan, Glamour, "-Themed 30th-Birthday Party," 7 May 2018 My family and friends for entertaining my super fandom of the Titanic movie. Chloe Melas, CNN, "Adele turns 30 with Titanic themed bash," 7 May 2018 Monteith passed away at 31 from a drug overdose on July 13, 2013, which shocked the Glee cast and fandom alike. Taylor Weatherby, Billboard, "Lea Michele Shares Poignant Quote on Anniversary of Cory Monteith's Death," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of fandom

1903, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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