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stan

[ stan ]
/ stæn /
Informal.
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noun

an overly enthusiastic fan, especially of a celebrity.

verb (used without object)

to be an overly enthusiastic fan of someone or something: He's my fave rapper but I don't stan for him.

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Origin of stan

First recorded in 2005–10; blend of stalk(er) + fan2, influenced by the rapper Eminem's 2000 song “Stan”

Definition for stan (2 of 2)

Stan
[ stan ]
/ stæn /

noun

a male given name, form of Stanley.
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