A group of teenagers and early adults who listen to music that is based majorly on emotions. They are goth kids who want to be punk.. but are to sad to do so and they're also a bunch of trendy kids... They typically tend to be wearing all black mostly, dyed black hair (usually covering most of the face or full throttle bangs) with think black square plastic glasses, hightops or low tops and band t-shirts/bunnyhugs or thrift store clothes, they also have their ears stretched to some sort of gauge. they have major mood swings, and are usually depressed or outragously happy and then real angry and then sad and then angry and then happy and it's so random. their favorite music is mainly some guy whining about how is girlfriend/boyfriend broke up with him and he can't stand himself and so he should kill himself or it's about something else "tragic" or amazingly "beautiful"... Emo kids tend to whine a lot about how their lives are so unbearble and depressing.. when really they mostly have lives just like the rest of us.. and just need to learn to deal with it.. They also are known to carry around song books containing their "inner most soul" and can "play" guitar (and by play i mean.. can't play at all) they also have a habit of listening to uhknown underground emo bands and when they hear other people listening to them they are likely to just stop listening to that band because they "sold out" and will find a new unknown band to idolize... they are real weird.. and i suggest not talking to them.. although they can be really entertaining..
a quarter of the kids in any major city. the used... My Chemical Romance.. Deathcab for cutie.. i dunno any others.. i hate emo.. they should like.. die or something.... hahaha... how many emo kids does it take to screw in a light bulb?! NONE!!! they are all too busy trying to kill themselves in the dark..
what happens when an Emo kid turns 27?
nobody knows.. they all are dead by then..
by ejpunk May 16, 2005
Something all stereotypes agree on they hate.
Metalheads, preps, jocks, punk rockers and goths all put aside their differences and agree on one thing: they hate emos.
by andrea- July 04, 2006
the type of music you listen to when, try as you might, you cannot get laid..and cry about it..
man, ive been listening to a lotta emo lately
by peter December 08, 2002
A word people who are old like me come to urbandictionary.com to define so they can point out how they were emo fans before most people looking at this site were in elementary school.
Old Person #1: Have you heard what people nowadays call 'emo'?

Old Person #2: Yeah its so weird. I woulda called them Green Day clones back in '92.

Old Person #1: Them was the days.

Old Person #2: Yeah. I'm gonna go make fun of emo on urbandictionary. People will think I'm an old creep in a young person's world.
by arrow_keys July 15, 2005
The other definitions of emo are all made by wankers.

I'm tired of seeing entries either saying all emos are self harming and self obsessed bastards or that they're perfectly normal and all a bunch of fucking lovable people.

Fact is, they're just like every other sorry-ass clique; some of them are cool and some of them suck more dick than a gay pedophile in a preschool bathroom.
Emo: We're normal!
Emo Hater: Emos all suck!
Person with common sense: Some emos are pieces of shit, and some emos are perfectly alright!
by Styxhexenhammer August 29, 2009
Emo was once a negative connotation on the new style of music created by such bands mentioned already (Fugazi, Rites of Spring, etc). Now it is an overly-hyped money making process, and has flooded the mainstream radio/tv stations. Trend following kids everywhere have adopted the "emo lifestyle" because it is the newest fad.
I want to cry while we have sex with each other.
by pissoff November 25, 2003
1) An emotional person. They are not depressed all the time and some are acually very happy at times. They do smile, they don't sit in a corner crying all day. Some are actually quite popular and laugh and joke around lots.
NB: Emo does not mean the person cuts themselves, they might but that is not why they're emo.

2) A style. Quite similar from emo to emo but they try to make it quite unique. Some common features of emo's are:
-wristbands/bracelets
-long hair that covers their eyes
-jackets/hoodies
-skate shoes
-skinny fit jeans
-dyed hair
NB: Not all emo's wear this style and just because you see someone who has one or more of the above features doesn't mean they're emo.

3) A genre of music. Some people find it depressing, but generally emo's listen to it because it describes something that has happened/happening to them perfectly. It's like the band has taken their memories and found the perfect way to describe it.
NB: Just because a band isn't very popular doesn't mean it is emo and some emo music is very cheery and consoling.
1) I have lots of friends and we all joke and mess around but we are very emotional (emo's).

2) You see big groups of emo's in town wearing that style, but still managing to look cool and different.

3) Some people say My Chemical Romance is emo and depressing, but they have some cheeryish songs and their lyrics mean something to some emo's.
conformists in denial.
emo: Let's all be different by dressing, talking, and acting exatctly the same.
by idontcareok December 30, 2007
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