Eminem now has a new home: in the English dictionary.
Following “bling” in 2003, there have only been a handful of words of hip hop origin to find its way into the Oxford English Dictionary: “dope,” “phat,” “jiggy,” “bootylicious” and “twerk.” Now, “Stan” is the seventh addition to that short list.
Inspired by the third single from Eminem’s third album The Marshall Mathers LP, the fateful story of Stanley “Stan” Mitchell will forever be interpreted as this definition:
“An overzealous or obsessive fan of a particular celebrity.”
Now, technically, this can be used in college paper, and teachers can’t even bat an eye at it anymore.
In related news, Slim is currently prepping a 15th anniversary capsule of his fourth album, The Eminem Show.