Along with a host of other hip-hop artists, the 2000s were dominated by Eminem's peroxide-dyed locks and intentionally perverse rhymes. The Detroit rapper's single, "Stan" was also released in the year 2000, giving rise to a brand new way to throw shade at all kinds of creepy and stalker-ish behavior.

Oxford English Dictionary apparently also figured "Stan" had been around long enough to warrant being categorized as more than a loose slang word for a woefully obsessed individual. As of right now, the dictionary labels the word as an "informal noun" and defines it as "an overzealous and obsessive fan of a particular celebrity."

At this rate, it shouldn't be long before 21 Savage gets "Issa" a place in the OED too.

Remember the "Stan" glory days via the music video below.

Catch up on more music with our lively staff debate about the best summer songs here

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