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Eminem‘s classic from the record setting 2000 album The Marshall Mathers has been added to the English Oxford Dictionary.

“Stan” is not only arguably the track that pushed him into another stratosphere of lyricism, but is one of his most popular and a defining track in hip-hop. The song, which featured Dido, is based on crazed fan named “Stan,” who is dangerously obsessed with Eminem and commits a horrible crime, has become a slang term in the years since, and now the dictionary is recognizing it as well.

The Oxford English Dictionary’s entry for “Stan” used as a noun reads: “An overzealous or obsessive fan of a particular celebrity.” The dictionary’s entry for “Stan” used as a verb reads the same.

Early 21st century: probably with allusion to the 2000 song ‘Stan’ by the American rapper Eminem, about an obsessed fan,” reads the dictionary.

Remember the dark and dramatic extended version “Stan” video?

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