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'Stan' Added to Dictionary Thanks to Eminem's Beloved Song!

'Stan' Added to Dictionary Thanks to Eminem's Beloved Song!

Eminem‘s song “Stan” was released over 16 years ago and it is still playing a huge role in pop culture… and now the dictionary!

The song followed an obsessed fan named “Stan” and his letters to Eminem, with each verse being a new letter that showed his obsession growing stronger and stronger.

The term “stan” has been used by people to refer to being a fan of a certain celebrity.

The Oxford dictionary now recognizes “stan” as a noun meaning “an overzealous or obsessive fan of a particular celebrity,” as well as a verb meaning to “be an overzealous or obsessive fan of a particular celebrity.”

Here’s how Oxford uses the verb form in a sentence: “Y’all know I stan for Katy Perry, so I was excited to see the artwork for her upcoming album.”

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  • Marysocontrary

    Just added it and already it needs an update because they left out that there are also overzealous and obsessive fans of fictional characters.

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  • Sprite

    Keen, yes, Fanatical no !

  • Legendary Trolly

    WRONG. Nas created the term based on Em’s song, to describe an obsessed fan. As far as people calling obsessed fans a “stan” that came from Nas’ diss song against Jay Z, referring to Jay as a “stan” of himself(nas)

    “You a fan, a phony, a fake, a poosay, a stan, I still whip yo ass, you 36 in a karate class?