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The act of being overly obsessed with an artist/person/character/etc.

STalker + fAN = STAN

Eminem's song "Stan" embodied all the aspects of what it means to be a huge fanatic of a music artist, and the word has since been used to encompass all obsessive fan behavior.
My Xander love comes from my Buffy stanning.

I've been stanning Beyonce for so long I couldn't stop if I wanted to.
by strmlndbtrfly March 05, 2012
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Jul 24 Word of the Day
It’s an acronym standing for Can’t Remember A Fucking Thing. It’s usually used to describe embarrassment at being unable to remember someone (CRAFT moment); going onstage as the lead in the latest theatrical performance and your mind goes completely blank (CRAFT situation); the next morning after a night when you got pissed as a fart and woke up in bed cuddling a traffic cone and a string of fairy lights wound round your prick.
β€œWhere did you go after we left the pub?”
β€œDunno, CRAFT.”
by AKACroatalin November 07, 2015
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Stanning is defending / supporting something or someone you really like no matter how problematic they are to the point of being obsessed, delusional or looking away from serious things that harm people, even if it harms the very thing/person you claim to love.
Why are you stanning them so hard??? We all saw what they did. It's on video!
by KMM17500 July 07, 2020
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Being a very big fan of a music artist
*Artist posts photo on social media* Fans: We stan!
(we are big fans) The fans are stanning
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by LanaIsMyQueen September 06, 2019
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The act of standing at a beach or other sunny outdoor location in an attempt to get a tan. Most commonly done by Eastern Europeans.
At the beach in Varadero I noticed a large number of Russians stanning in the noon-day sun.
by ianvision February 09, 2011
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'I'm stanning tonight'
'Does anyone want to join me for a session of stanning?'
by randy standy mandy andy February 09, 2014
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