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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How much of that came from your own experience, like your own music fandom? Hilary Lewis, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Hearts Beat Loud' Director on Musical Inspiration, "Quietly Radical" Love Story," 10 June 2018 Roy Clarke, a 17-year-old high-school junior who plays for Fremont High School in Los Angeles said that social media allows young athletes to generate their own fandom. Taylor Lorenz, The Atlantic, "The Instagram Stars of High-School Basketball," 18 May 2018 Hawke detailed how his Knicks fandom ended to Simmons. Andrew Joseph, For The Win, "Ethan Hawke described how James Dolan took away his Knicks tickets out of spite," 15 May 2018 Knowing that a potential recruit comes with not just skills on the court, but a huge online fandom, can also play a roll in a college’s decision. Taylor Lorenz, The Atlantic, "The Instagram Stars of High-School Basketball," 18 May 2018 The Process thriving behind Embiid and Ben Simmons—obvious jewels of the three-year mining period—compounded by the everlasting hangover from the Eagles’ title, has launched a deeper provincial fandom within the Wells Fargo Center. Jake Fischer,, "Liberty At Last: The Process Behind the 76ers' Bell-Ringing Ceremony," 4 May 2018 Teen Vogue: The Originals has a really huge fandom that’s super passionate about all the characters involved. Marilyn La Jeunesse, Teen Vogue, "“The Originals” Actor Danielle Rose Russell on Going from “Vampire Diaries” Fan to Powerful Tribrid Hope Mikaelson," 25 Apr. 2018 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,, "NFL Fan and Brand Report 2018 ranks Bengals 26th," 26 June 2018

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First Known Use of fandom

1903, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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