fan·​fic ˈfan-ˌfik How to pronounce fanfic (audio)
plural fanfics
: fan fiction
These stories are an example of a widespread Web phenomenon known as fan fiction, or fanfic, creative writing that uses existing characters.Pamela LiCalzi O'Connell
also : an example of fan fiction : a story written by a fan
When it comes to fanfics, no story line is too ridiculous or far-fetched; provided you write your story well, you are sure to receive some positive reviews. Nicola Hassapis

Examples of fanfic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Buried beneath the fanfic is the perfect version of the Final Fantasy VII experience. Christopher Cruz, Rolling Stone, 22 Feb. 2024 There’s no doubt that fanfic—as it’s often called—has a place in our culture. USA TODAY, 2 Jan. 2024 For a time, he was seen as something of a guru among certain tech and finance types (former Alameda Research CEO Caroline Ellison loves his 660,000-word Harry Potter fanfic). Robert Evans, Rolling Stone, 27 Jan. 2024 So yeah, Peter Watts gave me permission to write The Thing fanfic. Geek's Guide To The Galaxy, WIRED, 6 Oct. 2023 Yeah Yeahs, The Strokes, Tori Amos and Harry Styles, whom Rodrigo has read many a fanfic about. Henry Chandonnet, Peoplemag, 7 July 2023 The first few scenes feel more Fifty Shades of Grey — costume-y, a bit goofy, like a fanfic. Vulture, 4 June 2023 Much like fanfic, the Kody Young Mona Lisa is about filling in the things an original creator chooses to leave out. Elizabeth Lopatto, The Verge, 1 June 2023 There’s no way Ben Barnes hasn’t dabbled in darklina fanfic. Ineye Komonibo,, 29 Apr. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1968, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fanfic was in 1968

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“Fanfic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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