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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Learned a ton about the mobile space, about fandom. Recode Staff, Recode, "Full transcript: Nat Geo executives Courteney Monroe, Rachel Webber and Susan Goldberg on Recode Decode," 6 July 2018 The shirts have actually opened intimate portals into Porowski's particular fandoms., "All The Graphic Tees Antoni Wears In Season 2 Of Queer Eye — & Where To Get Them," 19 June 2018 The tattoo was of Maguire’s face smack dab on Benton’s chest as a beacon of British pride, true soccer fandom, and a sign that Benton keeps his promises. Melissa Locker, Time, "World Cup Player Loves That This Fan Got a Tattoo of His Face After Viral Promise," 10 July 2018 Those are building hockey fandom in Arizona, building a competitive team on the ice, and positively impacting our community. Richard Morin, azcentral, "Coyotes' new President and CEO Ahron Cohen talks life in Arizona, arena search and more," 10 July 2018 That translates into Twitter followers, Tumblr followings, and other forms of social engagement, making them a part of the movement of both the fandom and, to varying degrees, the cause of LGBTQ+ rights. Jason Parham, WIRED, "A New Age of Queer Pop Is Here—And Artists Want to Talk," 22 June 2018 There are around 24 million people in Southern California, including many transplants who may have brought fandom with them, and with no team in town from 1995–2015, many Angelenos have adopted one of the NFL’s 30 non-LA teams as their own. Andy Benoit,, "Chargers Are Ready to Claim Their Piece of the Los Angeles Sports Market," 20 June 2018 At the intersection of music fandom, music history and great music storytelling is a weekly Twitter moment with its own hashtag put together by Naima Cochrane. Monique Judge, The Root, "#MusicSermon Feeds Your Soul With Music History and Sound Every Week," 18 June 2018 Eagles fandom cannot be bound by any river or border. Craig Laban,, "The best places to watch the Super Bowl in Philadelphia, according to Craig LaBan," 29 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of fandom

1903, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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