1. A city located in the very southwest corner of Tennessee. Named after Memphis, Egypt because of its location on a major river. The Egyptian name means "place of good abode". It is the largest city in Tennessee and is THE OASIS OF THE ENTIRE SOUTH.

2. M.E.M.P.H.I.S. - "Making easy money pimping hoes in style". Comes from a popular tradition among the urban youth of Memphis to make acronyms of exsisting words (like Budweiser means "Bitch, you do what ever I say, even run:). This saying was NOT envented by rapper Memphis Bleek. He changed his name to Memphis Bleek after spending time in Memphis.
I she paid my car note 'cause of the M.E.M.P.H.I.S. in me.
by Memphis 10 June 17, 2005
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The best place in the South (after Florida). A city that hasn't bulldozed or tried to hide its history, and has a lot of diffrent cultural events. Many great neighborhoods such as Downtown, Uptown, Southend, Overton Square, and Cooper Young. Sadly, the city has a bad reputation with some Memphians and Tennesseans because its 60% African American and some people are afraid. So instead of checking out this great city for themselves, they spend their time on the internet bashing the city. NORMAL crime rate for a metro of 1.2 million(except in car thefts which are high), Memphis City Schools are good if you actually care about your education, and leads the state in private and public investment. Americas largest urban park Shelby Farms, and a world class minor leauge baseball stadium, world class NBA arena, world class zoo, and world class museums. Luckly the number of Memphis naysayers are dropping.
Before posting negative Memphis crap, get off your computer for once, and see what city is really like!!!
by anonymous2006 March 14, 2006
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A complex city, Memphis is the richest for musical heritage yet has the number one crime rate. Memphis is the only city in America where one can be in a movie without owning a SAG card. Memphis is the bluff city and it rocks the socks off any other in the mid-south. The government is run by a crook. The highlights are amazing. It is the only city that voted democratic in the past elections in the state of Tennessee. Memphis is schizophrenic with the good and the bad.
I can never make up my mind so you might as well call me Memphis!
by razzledazzle February 22, 2005
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the place where the greatest rap group that ever lived resides and that is three 6 mafia .
by Straight THug November 30, 2003
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Yes, we do have the highest crime rate in the U.S. and we do have the cheapest hookers across the nation too. But that doesn't mean everyone here is shit. Memphis is the shit, Houston and Atlanta ain't nothing compared to Memphis. Here you're gonna find the realest niggas around. We also got the best music - Memphis is the home to Hip Hop, RnB, Blues, and so many other genres. Plus, Three 6 Mafia, the first black music group to win an Academy Award for Best Song and the first Hip-Hop artists ever to perform there, are from Memphis. By the way, did you know that Memphis Bleek isn't from Memphis? That's right, he's from New York. After he spent some time in Memphis, he chose his name to be Memphis Bleek. Now what does that tell you about Memphis?

Oh, and did I mention that the term "crunk" is from Memphis?
This is Memphis, the top city in the Dirty South where you're gonna see the sickest rides and the flyest girls. This be where all the realest people get crunk at the wildest parties.
by cherish579 May 22, 2009
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A city located down south, full of gangs and drugs, Memphis is the city that started the word "crunk" and is also the place quickest to get your car took. Cities such as Dallas and Houston are obsolete compared to Memphis' crime rate.
by mista_nightmare September 8, 2003
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