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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If one group were to drop out or ignore the others, celebrity and fandom would disappear. Sharon Marcus, Time, "Even the Internet Hasn’t Really Changed How Being Famous Works. Here’s Why," 25 June 2019 Brown may have never joined Maisel, were in not for Brosnahan's persistence (and fandom). Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "See Rachel Brosnahan and Alex Borstein on the Set of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season Three," 18 Apr. 2019 The other nominees like Lindsay Lohan's LiLo dance or Ray J's mysteriously moving hat are all from six months to a year ago, and feel more like fragments of niche TV fandom than actual memes. Emma Grey Ellis, WIRED, "MTV's 'Most Meme-Able Moment' Honors Internet Culture—Barely," 18 June 2019 This, of course, is not what some parts of fandom want to hear. Elizabeth Minkel, The Verge, "The online free speech debate is raging in fan fiction, too," 8 Nov. 2018 The group had barred flag-waving, chanting and pre-march drinking — for many, essential parts of football fandom. Fox News, "A dream of uniting UK soccer fans swerves to the far right," 3 June 2018 Hoda Kotb isn’t wasting any time introducing her baby girl to the highs and lows of NFL fandom. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "Hoda Kotb and Haley Joy Remain The Biggest Saints Fans Despite Heartbreaking Loss," 16 Jan. 2018 And Oklahoma isn’t unfamiliar to football, with fandom for college football running deep in the state. Conor Orr,, "Which Cities Would Deserve the Newest NFL Expansion Team?," 7 June 2019 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,, "Brooks Koepka never got lost on his long winding road to the top of the golf world," 10 June 2019

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First Known Use of fandom

1903, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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