Definition of fandom in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfandəm/


1The state or condition of being a fan of someone or something: my 17 years of sports fandom an extensive questionnaire determined levels of Harry Potter fandom on a scale of one to five
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  • The film is foremost a portrait of fandom, not stardom.
  • The series also satirized Japanese fandom, in particular the figure of the geeky "fanboy," or otaku.
  • This passionate proximity combined with a tragic distance is the core of fandom.
1.1The fans of a particular person, team, fictional series, etc., regarded collectively as a community or subculture: the Breaking Bad fandom of course, every fandom has its extreme members
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  • It fostered a vigorous but conservatively minded fandom, which still flourishes and holds many conventions, large and small.
  • X-Men has a strong fandom.
  • While the writers in my fandom are definitely interested in craft matters, almost all of them are much more picky about the feedback I give them than my mentees are.


Late 19th century: from fan2 + -dom.

Words that rhyme with fandom

avizandum, memorandum, nil desperandum, random, tandem

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Syllabification: fan·dom

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