“Stan” Was Just Added To Oxford Dictionaries

Published June 3, 2017 by Shadow Girl

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Back in 2000, Eminem released “Stan” — a song written about an overly obsessive fan named Stan –

Over the decade and a half since the song dropped, “stan” slowly became a word fanbases used to describe their devotion to a public figure.

And now, it looks like “stan” isn’t going to go ANYWHERE, as Oxford Dictionaries just added the word to its database:


The entry properly sources Eminem as the origin of the word…

Origin
Early 21st century: probably with allusion to the 2000 song “Stan” by the American rapper Eminem, about an obsessed fan.

  • ‘I admit I used to stan for Mariah when I was eight.’
  • ‘I can’t believe this woman has people stanning for her.’
  • ‘I don’t care what anyone says, that performance proves why I have stanned for this man since 1998.’
  • ‘He’s the only gay man not stanning for Beyonce.’
  • ‘I have stanned for Korean pop groups for the longest time, sadly without much success.’
  • ‘I stan for my authors.’ ~ Shadow Girl

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