What does “Stan” mean?

What is a “Stan”? and what does it mean to be a Stan?

Eminem coined the term “Stan.”

The term “Stan” was popularized by Eminem in 2000 when he released his single “Stan” off his Grammy-winning album The Marshall Mathers LP.  In Stan, Eminem rapped from the point-of-view of an obsessive fan which he named “Stan.”

Stan is both a noun and verb. Stan means a stalker fan.

As a noun “Stan” could be used like “Playboi Carti has plenty of stans.” As a verb “Stan” could be used like “I stan Playboi Carti.”

In April 2019, Eminem’s definition of ‘Stan’ was added to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, meaning “an extremely or excessively enthusiastic and devoted fan”.

The term “Stan” has been used by Eminem, Nicki Minaj, and many K Pop fans.

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