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noun; folk etymology repurposing of the name “Stan”
a super fan, someone who is obsessed with something else to a ludicrous degree
 
This term is derived from the song “Stan” by Eminem, which depicts a fan who is so obsessed with Eminem that he ends up killing himself after Eminem doesn’t respond to his letter. By using it to describe someone it implies that they are just as obsessed with something as Stan from the song was with Eminem.
Etymology : A repurposing of the name “Stan” from the song Stan by Eminem as a noun.
Source : stan, Urban Dictionary; “I'll be the biggest fan you'll ever lose, sincerely yours, Stan” (“Stan”, Eminem, 2000)
Last modified: 28 November 2017


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