Stanning

What does it mean if you are stanning someone?

Obsessing over a person

Stanning is a slang term that refers to when a person obsesses over someone, typically a celebrity or athlete. The term comes from Eminem's 2000 song "Stan" which is about an obsessed fan writing to Eminem.

A Stan may be obsessed with a normal person, like a crush, but it typically involves a famous person. If you are stanning someone, you are so infatuated with him or her that you probably know everything about them, like their birthday, where they live, and who they are dating. You probably have a picture of him or her in your room somewhere.

Some forms of stanning are cute, while others can become creepy when they reach stalker level. However, the term is typically used in jest and not meant to actually accuse someone of stalking.

Example

"I didn't realize that Kelly was stanning Paul Rudd so hard."
"Yeah, she's been obsessed with him since Clueless way back in the '90s."

An obsessed fan stanning Eminem

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Last Updated: March 6, 2020

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