Henmania

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Henman +‎ -mania

Noun[edit]

Henmania (uncountable)

  1. (informal) Enthusiasm for the British tennis player Tim Henman.
    • 2003, "Tony Chacon", Explaining HENMANIA (on newsgroup rec.sport.tennis)
      Unfortunately the only cure for severe Henmania is for Tim Henman to actually win Wimbledon.
    • 2004, Sportseye, Sports Ticket (page 380)
      Although it is tough to get tickets to witness Henmania, taste the famous strawberries and cream and see the greatest players in the world, it is not impossible and it does not have to cost an arm and a leg.
    • 2005, David Else, Oliver Berry, Great Britain (page 58)
      Britain's current top player is Tim Henman, who's the cause of another disease - Henmania.