non·​fan | \ ˌnän-ˈfan How to pronounce nonfan (audio) \

Definition of nonfan

: a person who is not a fan McCartney fans will probably be entranced by his greatest-hits approach. Nonfans will be in a state beyond entrancement—namely sleep.— Michael Musto

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Recent Examples on the Web Although basketball fans and nonfans couldn’t reliably distinguish simulations from real plays, top-level players often could. Edd Gent, Science | AAAS, "Watch AI help basketball coaches outmaneuver the opposing team," 27 Sep. 2019 Even nonfans admit that his music has adhesive properties. Rob Tannenbaum, New York Times, "Barry Manilow Just Wanted to Write the Songs. He’s Still Singing Them.," 5 Aug. 2019 This World Cup has been widely popular with fans and nonfans alike, setting viewing records, and organizer FIFA expects to reach 1 billion viewers by the end of the final this Sunday. NBC News, "Women's soccer enters new era with huge World Cup audiences," 2 July 2019 Lind's tour dominated everyday conversations, much to the consternation of nonfans. Nancy Baym, WIRED, "Book Excerpt: How Music Fans Built the Internet," 10 July 2018 Here are five things for the nonfan to know about the World Cup, just in time to join in on barbecue conversations — and perhaps even spur your own passion for the world’s most popular sport. 1. Alison Bowen,, "5 things to know about the World Cup before attending that holiday barbecue," 3 July 2018 Fans — hell, nonfans, too — covet her flawless hair, dewy skin, and impeccable style. Judith Newman, Allure, "Kerry Washington Says This Skin-Care Ingredient Is "God's Gift to Women"," 17 Oct. 2017 If fans were turning into superfans, then maybe nonfans were also turning into fans. Daniel Engber, Slate Magazine, "Does Fantasy Football Ruin Football Fandom?," 24 Aug. 2017

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1911, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonfan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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