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tigermania

noun; derivation
The feeling espoused by fans of golf superstar Tiger Woods, who follow him with almost religious zeal as his makes his way around golf courses the world over. The remarkable fan loyalty Tiger Woods has achieved in two years as a professional golfer. It co I have seen this word used several times; it was likely coined after Tiger Woods’ record-breaking victory at the Masters in April 1997. It was coined by the simple addition of the specialized but productive noun suffix -mania to the object of fan devotion, Tiger. This is the same process that is at work in Beatlemania; it is nothing new. Fans exhibiting Tigermania seem to see Tiger not as a mere golfer, but as a symbol of everything that is right in America today. At some point a sports author needed a word to describe this phenomenon, and the addition of -mania to Tiger’s name seemed an appropriate choice.
 
Tigermania is sweeping the nation as the 21-year-old golfing sensation continues to rack up tournament wins.
Etymology : Modification of root Tiger with noun-suffix -mania
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Last modified: 10 June 2008


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