What does stan mean?

An obsessed fan of someone or something

Stan is a name for a person who is obsessed with someone, like a celebrity or athlete, or something, like a TV show or comic. The term comes from Eminem's 2000 song "Stan" which is about an obsessed fan writing to Eminem.

A stan is so infatuated with the famous person that he or she may even be compared to a stalker. However, the term is typically used in jest and not meant to actually accuse someone of stalking. The term may also be used as a verb when referring to someone who is acting obsessed.


She's def a stan
Yeah, she's got 4 posters of him on her wall
The original Stan dressed up as Eminem.
The original Stan dressed up as Eminem.

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Updated March 6, 2020

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