nonfan

noun

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

Example Sentences

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, 27 Sep. 2019 Even nonfans admit that his music has adhesive properties. Rob Tannenbaum, New York Times, 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, 2 July 2019 Lind's tour dominated everyday conversations, much to the consternation of nonfans. Nancy Baym, WIRED, 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, chicagotribune.com, 3 July 2018 Fans — hell, nonfans, too — covet her flawless hair, dewy skin, and impeccable style. Judith Newman, Allure, 17 Oct. 2017 If fans were turning into superfans, then maybe nonfans were also turning into fans. Daniel Engber, Slate Magazine, 24 Aug. 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonfan was in 1911

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Cite this Entry

“Nonfan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonfan. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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