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Fanne was an obsolete term for a female fan dating from the days when there weren't very many. It didn't survive, being replaced pretty universally by femmefan in the 1960s, tho it lasted a bit longer than firl and wofan.

From Fancyclopedia 2, ca. 1959
(pronounced "fan"). A female fan; also femmefan. Nancy Share tried to introduce Firl, but this didn't catch on. Feminine objection to this term is caused by clods giving the silent E full value (of Fanspeak).
From Fancyclopedia 1, ca. 1944
Pronounced same as "fans", but used in written to mean fem fans.

This is a fanspeak page. Please extend it by adding information about when and by whom it was coined, whether it’s still in use, etc.