Phan

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See also: phản

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Blend of Phish and fan.

Noun[edit]

Phan (plural Phans)

  1. (slang) A fan of the American rock band Phish.
    • 2000, "Eclectic crowd catches Phish", The Washington Times, 23 September 2000:
      Phish "phans" compile set lists, take notes on performances and tape-record everything from a section designated for them at each show.
    • 2006, "Wanna try the meaning of life?", Oakland Tribune, 9 July 2006:
      But none were as crazy as this one -- when Phish's tie-dyed "Phans" danced in the aisles, sang along to the music and generally created a scene that recalled the Grateful Dead's glory daze.
    • 2012, Jim Harrington, "Review: Phish closes SF stand on legendary note", Contra Costa Times, 20 August 2012:
      It was the type of evening -- an entirely mesmerizing and moving two-set concert filled with superb musicianship and incredible improvisation -- that made the undying devotion of the "phans" seem quite logical.

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Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese, from

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Phan

  1. a Vietnamese surname