I’m Dead Slang: Meaning, Origin, Sentence Examples

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(Expression) The expression “I’m dead” is Gen Z slang used when a person laughs too much that he or she could no longer breathe. 


The term “I’m dead” was first used in the early 2000s, but can be related to old sayings about how too much laughing can cause a person to die. It could also be read in Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew.”

Demographic (Who Uses This Word)

Today, “I’m dead” is an expression widely used by people of all ages. You can find this expression on almost every social media platform and is constantly being used to express the feeling of too much laughter.

I’m Dead Used in a Sentence

  • Example 1: Have you seen this meme? I’m dead!

Example 2: Please, stop this nonsense. I’m dead!

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