Definition of meme in English:

meme

Pronunciation /mēm/ /mim/

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noun

  • 1An image, video, piece of text, etc., typically humorous in nature, that is copied and spread rapidly by internet users, often with slight variations.

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  • 2An element of a culture or system of behavior passed from one individual to another by imitation or other nongenetic means.

Origin

1970s coined in sense 2 by the British evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins in his 1976 book The Selfish Gene, from Greek mimēma ‘that which is imitated’, on the pattern of gene.