fan·​dom ˈfan-dəm How to pronounce fandom (audio)
: all the fans (as of a sport)
: the state or attitude of being a fan

Examples of fandom in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Additionally, key decisions in the group’s activities, such as group photo shoot locations, the release of an English version of the digital single album, and fandom name, have been made through fans’ votes. Patrick Frater, Variety, 14 Nov. 2023 Swift’s Eras Tour is positioned to be the most lucrative one in American history, and because her fandom knows no borders, its successful start in South America is also substantially boosting local economies here. David Feliba, Washington Post, 14 Nov. 2023 Well, for anyone who’s unfamiliar with Kennedy’s social media presence over the years, his Scream fandom has comprised the majority of it, and so there was immediate speculation within Scream fan circles that Kennedy would be involved with Scream 7 in some way, shape or form. Brian Davids, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 Nov. 2023 For those not part of the Disney fandom, such allegiances to the conglomerate may puzzle. Lia Picard, New York Times, 13 Oct. 2023 The two met on private dating app Raya at the height of the pandemic, and Riddle now spends most of the year on the road with Fritz, documenting her life as a tennis WAG for a growing fandom all her own. Hanna Lustig, Glamour, 11 Oct. 2023 But did the artists themselves get caught up in this popular expression of fandom? Nancy Kruh, Peoplemag, 10 Nov. 2023 And while the Taylor Swift fandom can’t deny the cuteness factor going on in these photos, many were confused to see Mahomes team up with one of the figures who allegedly inspired Swift’s Reputation album. Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour, 9 Nov. 2023 Film, video game and genre fandoms, especially those that are active online, have been called out repeatedly for exhibiting similarly toxic behavior and online bullying. Nardine Saad, Los Angeles Times, 7 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of fandom was in 1903

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“Fandom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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