Dianamania

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Diana +‎ -mania

Noun[edit]

Dianamania (uncountable)

  1. (informal) Excessive fanaticism concerning Diana, Princess of Wales.
    • 1998, The Salisbury review
      The significant and horrible thing about the Dianamania is that it is sentiment without reason or judgement...
    • 2005, Philip Norman, Shout!: the Beatles in their generation
      Now Dianamania flickers fitfully on and off like faulty neon while Beatlemania blazes stronger than ever.
    • 2009, Andrew Morton, Tom Cruise: An Unauthorized Biography
      In the early days of Dianamania, she was defined by her marriage, her fashions and her children, Princes William and Harry.