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(n.) a meme that is overused to the extent where it is no longer considered comic worthy to the more mature culture of memes.
Pepe the Frog has become so common on the internet it has become a dead meme
rage comics are considered to be the deadest memes on the internet for their child friendliness
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A meme that has become irrelevant or unfunny, often due to age or overly cringeworthy use.

A Dead Meme does not have to be old; many people still continue to make Shrek jokes despite the many years since original thread.

Often times a Dead Meme can be revived, if only self-referential, or satirical. If not, it can be considered quite annoying for a Dead Meme to be used.
Person 1: Hey, remember that turning around dramatic chipmunk thing?

Person 2: Yeah, it's such a dead meme.

Person 1: I heard it got on the front page of imgur the other day.

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Person 1: Ain't nobody got time fo--

Person 2: No, stop.

Person 2: That meme is dead as fuck.
by Dead Horse Jockey March 26, 2017
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A dead meme is when a meme becomes so wide spread that normies begin using it, which ruins the meme for everyone and makes them loose their original charm/funniness.
Man I really liked the harambe meme but it's a dead meme now and I can't say it without cringing
by SPELL ICUP NIBBA August 30, 2017
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A Meme that has been overused to the point where it is no longer used or is used by out of touch normies and/or millennials.

Examples are "deez nuts," "21," "Damn Daniel," "what are those," and "Doge," to name a few.
Person 1: DEEZ NUTS LOL 21 21 XD

Person 2: Stop using dead memes you sad uncultured man.
by Lord of the Idiots August 01, 2018
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A meme that has run it's course.

Usually a meme is considered "dead" when the majority of people don't find it comedic anymore.
Steven: Do u no dae wae?
Michael: Stop, it's a dead meme Steven.
by yeahokayfine May 04, 2018
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Basically, a meme that has lost its popularity and has fallen into deep obscurity, where nobody remembers it or even uses it anymore. Sometimes it really is for the best though because some memes are so horrendous that they're not worth your time at all.
There's a reason why most memes become dead memes because they really are gonna age terribly. Like who makes a meme out of a dead gorilla? Or 9/11 for that matter? Just really people?
by CelticEagle February 10, 2019
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Dead Memes, unlike Dank Memes or even Normie Memes, are memes known to have been not used for many years by mainstream Dank Meme Culture. Often killed by Normies, these memes are at the bottom of the barrel. Think of it this way - Dank Meme ---> Mainstream Meme ---> Normie Meme ---> Dead Meme. Examples include trollface, Stuff Things Stuff, Clean All The Things, and Rage Comics.
Memer - Bro, check out this Dank Meme.
Normie - Nah dude, that meme sucks ass. Check out this meme.
Memer - What the fuck is that dead meme? You normie piece of shit.
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