The belt of Countries between India, Russia, China and the Caspian Sea. Known for containing an unusual concentration of heroin, oil, bad soviet suits, Stalin wannabees, religious fanatics, rusted out hulks of Aeroflot planes, and hapless young marines from New Jersey who would really rather be somewhere else.
Marine #1: I get to spend my next tour in the DMZ. Man, I can't wait; fine Korean food, finer Korean women! Where are you going after basic?

Marine #2: Man, they're sending me to the stans.

Marine #1: I told you not to hit on the gunny's daughter.
by R Davis November 8, 2006
A Geographical area in Central and part of southern Asia where the countries end in stan such as Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan
wachu doin this spring break?

vacationing in the stans
by weathrguy August 27, 2011
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 5, 2012
A reference to the Eminem song Stan. The song is about an overly obsessed fan (named Stan) who writes letters to eminem and ends up driving off a bridge with his pregnant wife, because Eminem didn't write him back.

The terms means a very very overzealous and obsessed fan of a celebrity/band/cast of a tvshow or movie.
Person 1: I just love Ariana Grande so much I would die for her I would track her every move if I could

Person 2: woah don't be such a stan
by Sailbee January 11, 2017
an obsessive fan of a celebrity. Originated from Eminem's song Stan.
person 1: those kids over there are going crazy for Justin Bieber

person 2: I know right, there all just stans
by blibmanj May 9, 2019
Based on the central character in the Eminem song of the same name, a "stan" is an overzealous maniacal fan for any celebrity or athlete.
A Typical Kobe Bryant Stan would say something like.
"Kobe Bryant scored 81 points last night. Kobe could beat God himself in a game of 1 on 1 hoops. To hell with Michael Jordan or Wilt Chamberlain, they arent on Kobe's level!"
by Terminator-C February 5, 2006
Past tense of being an overzealous or obsessive fan of a particular celebrity/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.
who was the first group you ever stanned? do you still stan them or have you moved on?
by Jay Ha September 17, 2018