1. Short for "emotive". Coined by Ian MacKaye, commonly known from Fugazi
and Minor Threat.
2. Type of music characterized by heartfelt, although sometimes whiny lyrics.
3. Person who listens to afformentioned type of music. Stereotypically wears too-small sweaters and tight jeans, black horn-rimmed glasses, and straight black hair, although this is not always true. Sometimes a vegan
, sometimes straight edge
Look at that emo kid pouring his heart out on stage.