Cable television station originally devoted to showing music videos, hence the abbreviation for "Music Television." Over twenty years, it gradually phased out music except for a tiny bit of top-40 pop and rap, replacing videos with cartoons, game shows, reality shows, and other gen-x/y pseudo-hipster fare.
by Baller-Ass Nigga July 09, 2003
Some boring ass channel that overplays shows like Teen Mom, Jersey Shore, yada yada yada that has a bunch of bitchy and whiny teenagers on there. It used to be good when they shown music videos and it wasn't bad when they shown shows such as High School Stories and Made, etc. If you want the true MTV, go watch Vevo on youtube.
MTV is not the way it used to be
by Kyster23 March 30, 2011
WHAT HAVE THEY DONE??? Okay, so MTV basically takes every band that we love, and ruins them. If we discovered this awesome band, then MTV will take that band and make sure that all of the wrong people love it, and they can completely ruin it for you. Bands like Panic! At The Disco, Fall Out Boy, All American Rejects, and The Killers have been ruined by MTV. Don't get me wrong, I still watch MTV all the time, but what were you thinking??
Girl#1: So I was searching on Myspace and I found this awesome band called The Killers.
Girl#2: Yeah, that's pretty awesome
MTV: So Here's a new band that is a pop style that is spreading the nation featuring the new single, "Mr, Brightside"
Girls #1+2: EW....WHAT HAS MTV DONE??
by Miriam<333 September 25, 2006
The death of Top Of The Pops. LMAO.
Retard: "Ooh. TOTP is on!"
Other Guy: "Fuck that, you have MTV dude! & all of those classy spin off channels like The Box, The Hits & TMF!"
by Jack Brin March 01, 2007
1. An acronym used by many cynics as a way to express their hatred toward the corporate culture that they will never have the will power to escape. MTV is evidently not a major source of musical deterioration, as other sources (i.e. the internet, radio) has enlightened these cynics on what "true" music is, which fluxuates, as "true" music to one may be garbage to others, a rule that some have yet to realize is true. If one turns on MTV today, the music videos are only one minute long; the majority of MTV has turned into reality and dating television programs that are laced with small segments of music as use of an accent that you will find anywhere on any network. MTV is not facist; they do not control anyone, especially anyone that is placing a meaning on this website. If somebody enjoys the programs on MTV, it does not make them shallow, and it certainly does not make them a "societal tool used for profit".

2. MTV is Music Television. Started in the eighties, its programs have gradually grown farther from its original idea, thus causing much animosity from viewers who are looking for actual Music on their Televisions.
Girl: "Tee-hee! I heart MTV!"

Man #1: "Ugh. You're just another cookie cutter fecal excretion of what the major industries call the american dream..."

Man #2: "Who isn't nowadays, doughboy."
by J. Literal July 31, 2005
A channel with a lot of music- and teen-oriented shows.
MTV is a TV channel
by Gabe July 12, 2003
The greatest channel to ever grace basic cable/satallite programming ever. This term is mistakenly associated with brainwashing.

Fiddy cent for life!
MTV tells me how to live and without MTV my life is next to worthless. Thank God for MTV, how else would I have become popular by wearing pink shirts and acting like a complete faggot.
by Ze Kapitan Muslim January 11, 2005
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