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see also Multi-Level Marketing. A scheme in which a person (as a "seller") buys a certain amount of product from a "distributor", and then sells for a profit. The seller must then kick back some of his profit to his distributor. In turn all the other sellers this person has recruited and distributes product to must kick back some of their profits to him.

Amway is the prototypical MLM. Usually only the founders of a MLM profit from the scheme. Some MLM's are blatant pyramid schemes, although one can argue all MLM's are fraudulent. Look for MLM ads in bus shelters and on telephone poles at intersections.
I just blew my inheritance from Grandma on this Flowbee MLM!
by ignorans July 21, 2004
Initialism, Acronym. MLM: meaning Man Loves Man, or Men (who) Love Men. Often used in the trans community.
Trans mlm can have a harder time feeling accepted in the gay community because they're trans, but they are valid and deserve love just like cis mlm.
by JeanieWatson June 21, 2016
Abbreviation for Multi-Level Marketing, a business model in which marketers are paid commissions on the sales of other marketers that they recruit, as well as on their own sales. To qualify as MLM, the business plan must actually focus upon selling a marketable product or service.
Business and marketing n00bs frequently confuse MLM with pyramid schemes, a business model that focuses on paying bonuses for recruiting people, rather than commissions on sales, because the criminals who start pyramid schemes like to scam n00bs and flatter themselves by calling their schemes MLM. They may even pretend to operate an MLM business by forcing marketers to stockpile unmarketable products to pretend they are selling it.

Anyone who calls a pyramid scheme MLM helps the scammers trick their victims.
by Downstrike January 29, 2006
The computer abbreviation for giving someone "the bird." Most commonly used in Instant Messaging services.
IMer #1: Dude, you're an ass.
IMer#2: mlm
by Dragonstar December 05, 2003
a keyboard version of giving the middle finger
"Hey Phil you look throw like a girl"
Phil- "mlm"
by jdips June 17, 2013
MLM is an acronym for the Italian saying "Mannaggia la miseria" ("Damned misery") This brief acronym is used to communicate disappointment in online conversations.
- I am so sad, a monkey drank all my wine!
- MLM...
- I know.
by JackTorrance December 07, 2013
Being bored one day, i happened to see a definition for some middle school. Clicking it, i figured it'd be a defintion by some kid complaining about how much their school sucks and they hate life and would be good for a chuckle(although ms does suck). Instead, i happened upon a little internet flame war between a bunch of 7th-8th graders arguing through a site intended for defining words about some girl who got with some guy or any number of pointless things that comprise gossip. Although it has been fairly entertaining, a little bit of advice: why dont you settle your problems in *reality*, rather than online, where seemingly minor rumors get blown out of proportion and became a constant problem. Posting random insults/threats/shoutouts/complaints online doest do you jack and just drags on a problem you would have forgotten about in a week.
This is like every high school in America.
by PHI215 March 24, 2005
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