The Eminem Definition Of “Stan” Is Now In The Dictionary

Every Stanley in the world can now also be defined as a stalker, according the Oxford English Dictionary.

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Soon after Eminem's Dido-featuring track "Stan" became a worldwide hit in 2000, the name became slang for a troublingly dedicated fan. Now, "Stan" has entered the Oxford English Dictionary, according to Exclaim!.

The definition lists "Stan" as both a noun and a verb. It can refer to "an overzealous or obsessive fan of a particular celebrity." In a sentence, the noun form could be used thusly: "I am a Jeremy Corbyn stan." As a verb, it means to "be an overzealous or obsessive fan of a particular celebrity," e.g., "I stan for Jeremy Corbyn."

The origin of "Stan" as a word is listed by the OED as "Early 21st century: probably with allusion to the 2000 song “Stan” by the American rapper Eminem, about an obsessed fan."

Eminem released some new merch this week commemorating the 15th anniversary of his 2002 album The Eminem Show.

June 01, 2017
The Eminem Definition Of “Stan” Is Now In The Dictionary