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fan base

[fan beys] /ˈfæn ˌbeɪs/
noun
1.
the fans of a celebrity, team, media franchise, etc., when considered collectively: The fan base was crushed when the team moved to a different city.
The studio marketed the sequels heavily to the franchise’s established fan base.
Origin of fan base
1975-1980
An Americanism dating back to 1975-80
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the regular supporters and enthusiasts of a team, musician or musical group, entertainer, or other celebrity

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