me-too

adjective
\ ˈmē-ˈtü How to pronounce me-too (audio) \

Definition of me-too

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : marked by similarity to or by adoption of successful or persuasive policies or practices used or promoted by someone else
2 : similar or identical to an established product (such as a drug) with no significant advantage over it

Me Too

noun
variants: or less commonly MeToo \ ˈmē-​ˈtü How to pronounce Me Too (audio) \ or #MeToo

Definition of Me Too (Entry 2 of 2)

: a movement calling attention to the frequency with which primarily women and girls experience sexual assault and harassment In many ways, the original purpose of Me Too was achieved. It sent a message to survivors of sexual assault and harassment: you're not alone, these experiences are not anomalies, cases of individual bad luck, or the result of some misbehaviour or mistake on your part.— Caitlin Logan Because of #MeToo, more people are talking about sexual assault and wondering how they can address it in their workplace beyond just a policy on the books, [Gina] Scaramella said.— Kristin Toussaint The #MeToo movement put a powerful spotlight on the sexual abuse and harassment women have been suffering under for ages …— Shay Maunz

Note: The Me Too movement was founded by activist Tarana Burke in 2006 to provide resources to especially Black women and girls and other women and girls of color who have experienced sexual violence. It gained widespread attention in 2017.

Note: The styling #MeToo is used in text to refer to the movement and in social media as a hashtag.

Other Words from me-too

Adjective

me-tooer \ ˈmē-​ˈtü-​ər How to pronounce Me Too (audio) \ noun
me-tooism \ ˈmē-​ˈtü-​ˌi-​zəm How to pronounce Me Too (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of me-too

Adjective

1886, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

2013, in the meaning defined above

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“Me-too.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/me-too. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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