1. An unnecessary word for 'trend' or 'fad'.
2. A special word meaning 'trend' or 'fad' that occurs soley on the internet.
Meme was a term coined by Richard Dawkins who, like his religious followers, thought he was coming up with something original when he came up with the word 'Meme', nor recognizing that there were already at least two words in the English language to describe this phenomena. (See above.)
Meme is now currently used almost esclusively within the confines of the second definition given here, to mean a trend or fad on the internet.
I don't think I need to provide examples. You wouldn't be here if you didn't know what a meme was.
And if you really don't know and you are reading this let me be the first to warn you: the internet is a horrible place and I encourage you in all sincerity not to use it for anything more than emails and whatever your work forces you to use it for.
Go live real life and enjoy. You don't want to meet the people on here the internet is a sad indictment on humanity.
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