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

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Bob's West Virginia childhood as the younger of two sons featured a Carl Yastrzemski glove, Boston Red Sox fandom and ahead-of-his-years pitching skill, which led to a stay at West Virginia Wesleyan as a steely southpaw. Chuck Culpepper, courant.com, "Brooks Koepka never got lost on his long winding road to the top of the golf world," 10 June 2019 The ordeal speaks to the perils of Internet vitriol and obsessive fandom, not to mention the risk of assuming the context of a conversation between three very wealthy people. Bethonie Butler, Washington Post, "Beyoncé is the latest celebrity to star in a courtside drama curated by the Internet," 6 June 2019 Tye Sheridan Standing in a Queue to Meet BTS (Behind Sophie Turner) Of course, BTS attending the show meant that a lot of fellow celebs also got to express their fandom for the group. Claire Dodson, Teen Vogue, "Every Iconic BTS Moment You Missed During Billboard Music Awards 2019," 2 May 2019 Josephine chatted with Teen Vogue about the romantic drama, support from the fandom, and more. Gabe Bergado, Teen Vogue, "Josephine Langford on the Romance of "After," Bringing to Life Tessa, and Crying Fans," 22 Apr. 2019 The festival, billed as a celebration of pop culture and fandom, will feature performances from Empire of the Sun, Modest Mouse, Phantogram, Cold War Kids, Echos, Nvdes, Allie X, Party Nails, and more. Sofia Mele, Billboard, "Alt 98.7 Presents Big Adventure Festival Lineup: Modest Mouse, Empire of the Sun & More," 9 July 2018 The brand has found a cult-like fandom and ubiquitous presence among tailgaters, outdoorsmen and lake aficionados despite smaller models selling for $199. Josh Hafner, USA TODAY, "Yeti cuts ties with NRA Foundation, lobbyist says, sparking cries for boycott of cooler company," 23 Apr. 2018 Celebrate books, pop culture and fandoms of all kinds with activities, crafts, snacks and giveaways from Quirk Books. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Weekend Guide: Embrace Friday the 13th with Howl-o-ween, Halloween Glen and more," 10 Oct. 2017 Does this show one fandom is stronger than the other? Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "This Week in Timothée Chalamet, August 31 Edition," 31 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of fandom

1903, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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