Eminem's "Stan" Is Now In The Oxford Dictionary!

Remember Eminem's 2000 hit "Stan?"

The song was about an obsessive Eminem fan that kept writing to him and eventually killed himself over the obsession. It was pretty twisted, but a big hit and the song that introduced the world to singer/songwriter Dido.

Well now because of the track, the word "Stan" is now in the Oxford Dictionary! 

It's not described as a guy's name but as both a noun and a verb! Both uses describes an overzealous fan of a particular musician or group.

As a noun it says:

“An overzealous or obsessive fan of a particular celebrity – ‘he has millions of Stans who are obsessed with him and call him a rap god."

As a verb it says:

“Be an overzealous or obsessive fan of a particular celebrity – ‘y’all know I Stan for Katy Perry, so I was excited to see the artwork for her upcoming album.‘”

So there you have it! You can now freely use the word as a noun or verb. Do you know anyone that would be referred to as a "Stan?" 

Cole Selleck

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