me three

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A pun; by analogy with a jocular re-interpretation of me too as me two.

Adverb[edit]

me three (not comparable)

  1. (idiomatic, humorous) Used to express agreement, after someone has already said "me too".
    • 1982, Richard Kluger, Un-American Activities, Doubleday Publishing, page 524
      ...Come if you can—he’d like that a lot.” / “Me, too.” / “Me, three.” She gave a girlish giggle and unlocked her door.
    • 1995, Jeanne Betancourt, Give Me Back My Pony, Scholastic Paperbacks, ISBN 0590485865, page 16
      “I hate saying good-bye,” Lulu said sadly. / “Me too,” Pam said. / “Me three,” Anna said.
    • 2006, Michelle Murphy, Sick Building Syndrome and the Problem of Uncertainty: Environmental Politics, Technoscience, and Women Workers, Duke University Press, ISBN 0822336715, page 1
      Perhaps a first worker complained about an aspect of their work environment, and others chimed in—Me too, me three!

Noun[edit]

me three (plural me threes)

  1. (idiomatic) An expression of support to a position that has already been proposed and seconded.
    • 1980 June 7, in U.S. House Subcommittee on Census and Population, Oversight hearings on the 1980 census: hearings before the Subcommittee on Census and Population of the Committee on Post Office and Civil Service, House of Representatives, Ninety-sixth Congress, first [-second] session, U.S. Government Printing Office, page 95
      Mostly, I just wanted to say sort of a me-too, or me-three, or me-ten statement at this point: The census is extremely important.