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 Patton Oswalt is phenomenal in the 2009 thriller about toxic fandom. Brian Tallerico, Vulture, "The 50 Best Movies on Peacock," 23 Jan. 2021 His love of Texas is also well documented, especially his die hard fandom of his alma mater University of Texas Longhorns football team. Lisa Respers France, CNN, "Matthew McConaughey on whether he plans to run for Texas governor," 19 Nov. 2020 Along with the explosion of Styles's fandom this year, The Idea of You is experiencing a resurgence. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "The Sleeper Hit of the Pandemic? A Three-Year-Old Romance Novel Inspired by Harry Styles," 28 Dec. 2020 This series revival, co-helmed by Lizardcube and Guard Crush, is obviously indebted to Sega's '90s legacy yet comes from a place of fandom. Ars Staff, Ars Technica, "Ars Technica’s best games of 2020," 22 Dec. 2020 And his celebrity has continued to grow, eliciting a Kurt Cobain-like fandom. Washington Post, "After the untimely deaths of young rappers, fans are determined to continue their legacy," 4 Dec. 2020 For more than three decades the video game industry has promoted technological leaps as the reason to be an early adapter of new consoles, creating a marketplace and a fandom that idolizes boxes and their components. Todd Martens Game Critic, Los Angeles Times, "The PS5 and Xbox Series X just ushered in a new game era. But not for the reasons you think," 4 Dec. 2020 Tapping into the ever-expanding culture of TikTok, the group's five members — from across the U.S. (and actually, the world) — are building a diverse fandom of internet and music lovers alike. Tomás Mier, PEOPLE.com, "Meet the Girls of Boys World! TikTok's Favorite Group Opens Up About Their Formation and Music," 3 Dec. 2020 The architect of the Patriots dynasty wrote Trump a letter of support that the candidate read aloud the night before the 2016 election at a rally in New Hampshire, a bastion of the team’s fandom. Author: Jimmy Golen, Anchorage Daily News, "New England Patriots coach says he won’t accept Presidential Medal of Freedom," 12 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of fandom

1903, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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14 Feb 2021

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“Fandom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fandom. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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