trufan

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Blend of true +‎ fan

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trufan (plural trufans or trufen)

  1. (fandom slang) A very active and dedicated fan, particularly of science fiction.
    • 1954 February 1, Willis, Walt; Shaw, Bob, chapter 18, in The Enchanted Duplicator[1], page 26:
      On either side of him were numerous parks and gardens, great and small, and of varying types of beauty, and in them walked shining, godlike figures whom he knew to be Trufans.
    • 1975 March, Joe Pumilia, “The Vulcan Invasion”, in KPFT[2], volume 2, number 7, 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[3], 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 Citations:trufan.

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trufan

  1. Third-person plural (ellos, ellas, also used with ustedes?) present indicative form of trufar.
  2. Second-person plural (ustedes) present indicative form of trufar.