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 another person or entity … a growing trend of me-too tax schemes.— Nanette Byrnes et al. The bill is a me-too version of what already exists on the federal level …— Hugh Drummond Faced with the tedium of me-too panel discussions, candidates have created their own exhibition season.— Walter Shapiro
2 : similar or identical to an established product (such as a drug) with no significant advantage over it … a legion of me-too wines with similar price tags …— Harvey Steiman At a recent meeting she argued against trying to undercut truck competitors with cheaper me-too engines.— Joann Muller The great majority of "new" drugs are not new at all but merely variations of older drugs already on the market. These are called "me-too" drugs. The idea is to grab a share of an established, lucrative market by producing something very similar to a top-selling drug.— Marcia Angell

Me Too

noun
variants: or #MeToo \ ˈmē-​ˈtü How to pronounce Me Too (audio) \ or less commonly 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 Paige Meltzer, the director of the Women's Center at Wake Forest University, said the "Me Too" campaign has united men and women in the uphill battle against sexual assault and changing societal mentalities.— Jenny Drabble Three years later, [Louisette] Geiss and producer Howard Kagan are shepherding to the stage a new musical based on Geiss's story and the accounts of two dozen other MeToo survivors.— Christopher Wallenberg Tarana Burke founded MeToo more than a decade ago, in response to sexual violence that was endemic in her community. — Sky News

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

2008, 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 19 Aug. 2022.

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