‘Stan’ Added To Oxford English Dictionary, Thanks To Eminem
We can all thank Eminem for the word "stan" being added into the Oxford English Dictionary.
If you can recall, the Detroit rapper dropped a song in 2000 with the same name. The dictionary has now cited the single in its definition. According to the word book, the new entry of "stan" is classified as a noun and it means, “An overzealous or obsessive fan of a particular celebrity.” The word also exists as a verb that means to "be an overzealous or obsessive fan of a particular celebrity.”
The dictionary also reads, “Early 21st century: probably with allusion to the 2000 song ‘Stan’ by the American rapper Eminem, about an obsessed fan.” Em's "Stan" was featured on The Marshall Mathers LP. Take a walk down memory lane and listen to the extended version of it below.
**WARNING: Explicit language**
Original article by Isha Thorpe at iHeartRadio