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“Stan” Was Just Added To Oxford Dictionaries

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Back in 2000, Eminem released “Stan” โ€” 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 โ€œStanโ€ by the American rapper Eminem, about an obsessed fan.

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