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Merriam-Webster Adds Eminem’s Definition Of ‘Stan’ To The Dictionary

The name of the obsessed fan Slim Shady rapped about in the 2000’s “Stan” has been officially adopted by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary.

“Stan”,The word meaning “an extremely or excessively enthusiastic and devoted fan,” can now be found in the online version of the Merriam-Webster dictionary, along with more than 640 other new additions, the Springfield-based company announced Tuesday.

Its listed examples, particularly as a verb, are amusing, to say the least. “I stanned pretty hard for Christina [Aguilera] as a teen; I remember begging my mom for tickets to the Justified/Stripped tour, and even from our nosebleed seats, Christina’s voice was stunning,” one example reads.

“Stan” is one of 640 new additions, which also include “snowflake,” “swole” and “EGOT.”


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