[ fan-beys ]
/ ˈfæn ˌbeɪs /
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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Example sentences from the Web for fan base
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
Even that did very little to dim the glow of the Sun King among his British fanbase.
British Dictionary definitions for fan base
/ (ˈfænˌbeɪs) /
the body of admirers of a particular pop singer, football team, etc
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