superfan

noun

su·​per·​fan ˌsü-pər-ˈfan How to pronounce superfan (audio)
plural superfans
: an extremely enthusiastic or dedicated fan
superfans, people absolutely enveloped by their passion.George Plimpton
… is considering placing cameras around his team's complex and having superfans pay to tune in …Peter King
To coaches and college presidents, boosters are superfans willing to put their money where their hearts are.Robert Lipsyte

Examples of superfan in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For the superfans, a party in the parking lot is planned for 7 a.m. Read Next Restaurant News Chain opens 1st Idaho restaurant in 40 years — in Meridian. Angela Palermo, Idaho Statesman, 29 Mar. 2024 But industry leader Tesla is counting on a special category of buyers to sustain sales for its Cybertruck model: Elon Musk superfans. Bydylan Sloan, Fortune, 13 Mar. 2024 On Sunday, the superfan shared a TikTok documenting her meeting with the singer, 29. Charna Flam, Peoplemag, 5 Mar. 2024 Leverage data to identify and engage potential superfans. Anton Lipkanou, Forbes, 23 Feb. 2024 Harry Potter actress Miriam Margolyes has some thoughts about the people who are still superfans of the famous film franchise. Christy Piña, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 Mar. 2024 Celebrating the reggae icon's birthday in our native land was a special treat for this superfan. Essence, 24 Feb. 2024 Beside Swifties, the V&A is also looking for superfans of Crocs, drag, emojis and tufting – a technique used in rug-making – to help inform their exhibitions, asking potential applicants to highlight their own collections. Issy Ronald, CNN, 23 Feb. 2024 In the most recent episode, which features pro wrestling superfan QueenzFlip, Budden admitted interest in WWE’s top storyline after not caring about pro wrestling beforehand. Alfred Konuwa, Forbes, 17 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1918, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of superfan was in 1918

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“Superfan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/superfan. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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