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a word with no meaning in today's USA.
Person 1: I am literally going to have a stroke if I see another tweet about fake news.
Person 2: Are you really? Should I call 911?

Person 1: Why would you call 911?
by DatJewishkid July 06, 2017
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used to describe something that actually happens or exists. One of the most overused words in modern society. Not to be confused with figuratively, as this is the complete opposite.
Incorrect usage:

A: It was literally raining cats and dogs.

B: Really dipshit? How many scratches do you have?

Correct usage:
A: Dude, Justin Bieber literally has half a billion views on YouTube.
B: Shit, really? Now I know the world is coming to an end
by grammerpalice June 29, 2011
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Actually; in fact; without exaggeration. The single most overused and incorrectly used word in the English language.
"I literally died laughing."
"He just texted me, omg I literally can't."
"I am literally over it."
"This is literally the best peanut butter and jelly sandwich anyone ever made."
"He is literally such a jerk."
"I was literally, like, almost about to cry."

Now, let's look at this word used correctly:
"I know you're lactose intolerant...don't worry, there's literally no dairy in my house."
"Kim Kardashian has done literally nothing to deserve fame or fortune."
"Kanye West literally thinks he is Jesus Christ."
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Who fucking knows anymore? First, it meant factual, and now it means fictional. What the fuck, internet... what the fuck?
wrong-->"Oh my god, Jessica, your post literally scared me to death" right--> "I literally wrote this post at 3:04 A.M."
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a much misused adverb, often for emphasis
"I literally died of embarrassment."

"Really? How was reincarnation, you fucking illiterate dipshit?"
by RockYfella December 05, 2003
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