Meme vs Sticker - What's the difference?

meme | sticker |

As nouns the difference between meme and sticker

is that meme is mother while sticker is something that sticks.

As a verb sticker is

to apply one or more stickers to (something).

As an adjective sticker is

(nonstandard|informal) (stick) (stickier).



(wikipedia meme)


(en noun)
  • Any unit of cultural information, such as a practice or idea, that is transmitted verbally or by repeated action from one mind to another in a comparable way to the transmission of genes.
  • *1976 , (Richard Dawkins), The Selfish Gene :
  • *:Examples of memes are tunes, ideas, catch-phrases, clothes fashions, ways of making pots or of building arches.
  • *2002 , Rita Carter, Exploring Consciousness , p. 242:
  • *:Related memes tend to form mutually supporting meme-complexes such as religions, political ideologies, scientific theories, and New Age dogmas.
  • (Internet, slang) Something that is copied and circulated online with slight adaptions, including quizzes, basic pictures, video templates etc. A meme can be a photo or artwork, usually with text, often codified with a distinct white block lettering text on the image. If a particular, standardized image is used, there is a protocol to how it should be used
  • * 2005 , "darklily", OT: Livejournal'' (discussion on Internet newsgroup ''soc.sexuality.general )
  • I do...but my journal is a mess. It's mostly filled with memes and my bitching about a house I am building.
  • *2012 , Greg Jarboe, You Tube and Video Marketing , 2nd edition:
  • *:The idea was to append Keyboard Cat to the end of a blooper video to "play" that person offstage after a mistake or gaffe, like getting the hook in the days of vaudeville. The meme became popular, Ashton Kutcher tweeted about it to more than 1 million followers, and more than 4,000 such videos have now been made.
  • *2013 , The Guardian , (headline), 8 Feb 2013:
  • *:Harlem Shake meme : the new Gangnam Style?
  • Derived terms

    * memedom * memome * memeplex * meme pool * memetic * memetic algorithm * memetic engineering * memetics

    See also

    * culturgen * email forward * replicator


    Etymology 1

    From .


    (en noun)
  • something that sticks
  • an adhesive label or decal
  • a brand, label, or company, especially one making and distributing records
  • a price tag
  • the listed price (also sticker price)
  • When buying a car, know the sticker and the invoice price.
  • (informal) a burr or seed pod that catches in fur or clothing
  • a wooden strip placed between courses of lumber to allow air circulation. (also 'kiln sticker')
  • (colloquial, dated) That which causes one to stick; that which puzzles or poses.
  • (Thackeray)
  • (music) A small wooden rod in an organ which connects (in part) a key and a pallet, so as to communicate motion by pushing.
  • (US, politics) A paster.
  • Derived terms
    * stickery
    * * *


    (en verb)
  • To apply one or more stickers to (something)
  • To mark as the sticker price
  • * {{quote-news, year=2009, date=Februaryruary 28, author=Rita Zekas, title=DecoRita visits West Elm, work=Toronto Star citation
  • , passage=Also out of Africa: a huge hammered copper floor mirror stickered at $449. }}

    Etymology 2

    From .


  • (nonstandard, informal) (stick) (stickier).
  • A sticker type of glue that always stays sticky.


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