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[fan-duh m] /ˈfæn dəm/
fans collectively, as of a motion-picture star or a professional game or sport.
Origin of fandom
1900-05, Americanism; fan2 + -dom Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • fandom, obsequious yet demanding, is not confined to the music business.
  • In this novel of obsessive fandom, a reclusive singer-songwriter's new album upends several lives.
  • The result is a shared culture of fandom, commentary, and camaraderie.
  • When judged by the metrics of fandom, however, the series is a monster.
  • You'll miss out on a lot of that high school senior fandom, not to mention graduation itself.
Word Origin and History for fandom

"the realm of avid enthusiasts," 1903, from fan (n.2) + -dom.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Devotees and aficionados collectively: All fandom welcomes the new summer football (1903+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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