trufan

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Blend of true and fan

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trufan (plural trufans or trufen)

  1. (fandom slang) A very active and dedicated fan, particularly of science fiction.
    • 1975 March, Joe Pumilia, “The Vulcan Invasion”, KPFT, volume 2, page 1: 
      And even though I have gone on to find other interests, I remain at heart a "trufan."
    • 1998, Everett Franklin Bleiler, Science-fiction: The Gernsback Years[1], ISBN 9780873386043, Introduction, page xxix:
      It is difficult to put into words, but for the "trufan" science-fiction or the magazines entered his life more than a hobby and only a little less than a vocation. Over and over one encounters the statement that when a trufan discovered science-fiction he/she found a fulfillment.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see the citations page.

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