Stan Slang: Meaning, Origin, Sentence Examples

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(Adjective) The term “stan” is a combination of the word “stalker” and “fan” and is used when a person is a huge fan of a celebrity, so he or she stalks them but not in a weird way. A person who stans may have all the merch a celebrity or artist has over the years.


Stan was first used in Eminem’s 2000 song “Stan” which tells a story of a fan that got too obsessed when he did not receive any answer for the fan mail he sent. This song popularized the word “stan.”

Demographic (Who Uses This Word)

Stan is a widely used Gen Z slang today. This word is often found on social media, where users can easily follow the celebrities, artists, and influencers they stan.

Stan Used in a Sentence

  • Example 1: Do you know this influencer? She’s a small-time content creator but I stan her since day 1.
  • Example 2: Listen to this new music. I stan!

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