What does stan mean?

An obsessed fan of a famous person

Stan is a name for a person who is obsessed with a celebrity or athlete. 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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Last Updated: March 6, 2020

Stan definition

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