Definition of fan base in US English:

fan base


  • The fans of a sports team, pop music group, etc., considered as a distinct social grouping.

    • ‘If they try radical innovations, they might alienate the solid fan base that has sustained them down the decades.’
    • ‘Once a cinematic darling, Woody Allen has tested his fan base over the past decade.’
    • ‘Today he has a small, but ever growing, loyal fan base and a vehicle to share those tunes with the world.’
    • ‘His learning curve has been steep so far and not only does his growing fan base expect him to succeed, he expects a lot from himself.’
    • ‘Clint is a throwback to the show-band era and his fan base consists of passionate old women.’