- 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
An Americanism dating back to 1975–80
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Examples from the Web for fanbase
His is a fanbase so fanatical that even those pretending to be him are mobbed and celebrated.This Charming Man: Meet 'Ronnissey,' Brooklyn's Fake Morrissey
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Even that did very little to dim the glow of the Sun King among his British fanbase.Why Is BP's Former Boss a U.K. Hero?
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- the body of admirers of a particular pop singer, football team, etc
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