followership

noun
fol·​low·​er·​ship | \ ˈfä-lə-wər-ˌship How to pronounce followership (audio) \

Definition of followership

1 : following
2 : the capacity or willingness to follow a leader

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Examples of followership in a Sentence

the televangelist has a substantial followership in the rural South
Recent Examples on the Web Barrett was interviewed by international media outlets and his Twitter followership swelled even more. Sara Harrison, Wired, "Birders’ Tweets Are Causing an Online Flap," 18 Feb. 2021 Interpersonal skills are key: teamwork, followership, leadership, communication skills. Nadia Drake, National Geographic, "What does it take to become an astronaut? Here’s what NASA says.," 14 Oct. 2020 Instead of a traditional show where thousands of people are packed into a venue, fans can now watch the October show on SAFW’s web platforms, which has a collective followership of 600,000 social media users. Chika Oduah, Quartz Africa, "Africa’s fashion business is using new and traditional methods to reform as a sustainable industry," 25 Sep. 2020 But more important than the leadership was the party’s followership, which did the same. Gerald F. Seib, WSJ, "The Force Unifying Democrats? It’s Donald Trump," 4 Mar. 2020 Developing as a leader largely comes from also practicing good followership. Katie Reilly, Time, "Here Are 10 of the Best Pieces of Advice From 2018 Commencement Speakers," 24 May 2018 Developing as a leader largely comes from also practicing good followership. Katie Reilly, Time, "Here Are 10 of the Best Pieces of Advice From 2018 Commencement Speakers," 24 May 2018 Developing as a leader largely comes from also practicing good followership. Katie Reilly, Time, "Here Are 10 of the Best Pieces of Advice From 2018 Commencement Speakers," 24 May 2018 Developing as a leader largely comes from also practicing good followership. Katie Reilly, Time, "Here Are 10 of the Best Pieces of Advice From 2018 Commencement Speakers," 24 May 2018

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First Known Use of followership

1913, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of followership was in 1913

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5 Mar 2021

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“Followership.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/followership. Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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