Cumberfan

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of Cumberbatch and fan.

Noun[edit]

Cumberfan (plural Cumberfans)

  1. (slang) A fan of actor Benedict Cumberbatch.
    • 2012, Ellie Walker-Arnott, "Benedict Cumberbatch's birthday raises thousands for charity", Radio Times, 19 July 2012:
      Cumberfans from all around the globe donated money in Cumberbatch's name, with the total raised entirely exceeding expectations.
    • 2012, Isobel Finblow, "Review of the year 2012: February", Radio Times, 21 December 2012:
      Cumberfans would not have long to wait for their next fix as their idol unveiled his new role in Parade’s End, one of the classiest drama’s of 2012.
    • 2013, James White, "Comic-Con 2013: The Sherlock Series 3 Panel", Empire, 19 July 2013:
      Sadly for the many Cumberfans, neither he nor Martin Freeman were available for an appearance (watch their special video message below), but co-creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss plus producer/Moffat better half Sue Vertue did have the time to talk about the show in general and series three in particular.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see the citations page.

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