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/ ˈfæn ˌbeɪs /
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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.
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Origin of fan base
An Americanism dating back to 1975–80
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How to use fan base in a sentence
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|Michael Moynihan|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I think what makes a good show is obviously a rabid fanbase.Jim Rash on ‘The Writers’ Room’ and the Future of ‘Community’|Kevin Fallon|April 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The comparison drew harsh criticism from the Star Wars fanbase.Is the New ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy the Story of the Solo Twins and Darth Caedus?|Rich Goldstein|March 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
With pages of action and a faithful fanbase, Hollywood is mining the good book for blockbuster stories.Hollywood Declares 2014 the Year of the Bible|Andrew Romano|January 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At age 13, she began posting suggestive photos of herself on the internet, and her growing fanbase pushed her for more.The Week’s Best Longreads for October 12, 2013|David Sessions|October 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for fan base
/ (ˈfænˌbeɪs) /
the body of admirers of a particular pop singer, football team, etc
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