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We STAN an inventor hunty!
“Anyways, I hope you get this man, hit me back,
Just to chat, truly yours, your biggest fan
This is Stan”
Eminem’s 1999 hit song has inspired the coined slang term “Stan”, and now the word has officially been added to the dictionary!
We’ve all probably used the slang term “Stan” to discuss a celebrity or a person we’re a fan of. For example “I am such a Beyonce stan,” or “YAS hunty we stan a Queen (Beyonce) with her own Netflix special!!!”
Merriam-Webster has now added the word to their dictionary, making it OFFICIAL official. “Stan” is categorized as both a noun and a verb. The noun is defined as “an extremely or excessively enthusiastic and devoted fan” while the verb is “someone who stans, stanned or is stanning a celebrity figure.” The history and etymology says “From Stan, name of such a fan in the song “Stan” (2000) by the American rap artist Eminem (Marshall Bruce Mathers III).”
Ask us if we’re surprised! Em has always been one to create waves, but this is legit that he officially created an actual term!!! Reminisce and watch the full video for his song “Stan” below: