1 : an idea, belief or belief system, or pattern of behavior that spreads throughout a culture either vertically by cultural inheritance (as by parents to children) or horizontally by cultural acquisition (as by peers, information media, and entertainment media)

2 : a pervasive thought or thought pattern that replicates itself via cultural means; a parasitic code, a virus of the mind especially contagious to children and the impressionable

3 : the fundamental unit of information, analogous to the gene in emerging evolutionary theory of culture
- meme pool (n.) : all memes of a culture or individual
- memetic (adj.) : relating to memes
- memetics (n.) : the study of memes

4 : in blogspeak, an idea that is spread from blog to blog

5 : an internet information generator, especially of random or contentless information

(Etymology : meme : derived from the Greek mimëma, 'something imitated', by Richard Dawkins in 1976)
by Emme December 10, 2003
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Memes (rhymes with dreams) are similar to a computer virus, in the way they spread quickly over a network, or group of computers. The difference is that they are a sort of virus of the human mind. An idea, or thought that spreads quickly, or one that occupies your thoughts that is tough to remove.
Begining a chant at a ball game or rally. A new dance craze. A song that you hear that you just can't get out of your head.
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gets old in few weeks and dies in few months
This meme is dead already, but it is still good
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A commonly used medium of communication, to vent social struggles in a comidic tone, such that no one will disagree with you, or how you're handling the situation.
Sally posted a hilarious meme about how her boyfriend never texts her goodnight.

Why don't they just talk it out?

Fuck that shit, bro.
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An image or video that goes viral.
No mom I'm not gonna do my homework memes are better than education.
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Any thing on the internet that's either funny cringy or something in a way that someone takes it and makes it into something else. When it gets seen and many other people make something out of it, it comes a meme.
You: Im going make a meme.
Friend: No you wont!
You: but this clip is so cringy it will be seen really quick!
Friend: like thats going happen.
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