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19.
Emo
(Noun, Adjective) - A word of many uses, emo generally describes:
A) A genre of music
B) Style of fasion
C) Lifestyle/subculture

(NOTE - The following may be just slightly biased)

Emo music (short for Emocore or Emotional Hardcore) is a derivitive of the mid 80's hardcore scene. Born in Washington D.C., early emo was a mix of hardcore punk with both emotional lyrics and performances, dominated by bands such as "Rites Of Spring" and "Embrace". By the late 90's, most original emo bands had disbanded or changed direction. From 2000 onwards, many bands have unwillingly or unrightfully been labled as emo, such as "Dashboard Confessional" and "Taking Back Sunday". Many "classic" emo fans and outsiders view modern emo music as warterd-down punk rock.

Emo fasion or "the emo look" has a number of simple characteristics. For males, hair should be black (although dark red/brown is acceptable), greassy, have a long fringe and a bang covering one eye. For females, although dark hair is prefered, any colour is acceptable. While hair may be cleaner, it must still cover a large portion of the face. Black shirts and jackets are worn, although on rare occasions an emo may wear a grey or white hoodie. Jeans are the clothing of choice for the emo, although for males anything out of their sisters closet is fine. Footware is typically any sort of skating shoe. To complete the look, apply excessive amounts of eyeshadow (males and females), put on a pair of black horned glasses and start listening to your eyepod.

Emo culture, dominated by middle to upper class suburban white teenagers, is characterised by weak music, self loathing and melodrama. After listening to some emo music (generally, but not always shite), emo-boy will log onto myspace to talk to his emo friends. After blogging about how shit life is, how he fucking hates his parents, and how the whole world hates him, he'll have a look at emo-girls myspace page. A quick look at the 17,000 photos she's uploaded (either of her looking into the distance, her looking up at the camera in a confused and drugfucked way or her at an emo gathering), emo-boy and emo-girl will chat to each other. The conversation quickly turns to how they are both alone and nobody understands them. Emo-boy has had enough of myspace (for a few minutes at least) and decides he is depressed. He writes a "deep and meaningfull" poem, before deciding to end it all. A quick slash of the wrists and it's time to sit in the dark and wait for the end to come. Unfortunately, he only drove the razor 2 milimetres into his skin, so there's a pretty good chance he'll be back at school next week, trying (not very hard) to hide his fresh scars and emotions.
"Wow, dashboard confessionaly are, soooooo deep"

"Cheer Up emo-kid"
by Gobshite101 July 15, 2006
 
1114.
emo
Someone who;
- Wears vast amounts of eye-liner
- Writes really shitty poetry about how bleak and upsetting the world is
- Cuts their wrists in the completely wrong direction when attempting suicide
- Listens to Hawthorne Heights
- Writes on LiveJournal or some other blog site about how depressed they are and how much they wished they could just die
- Wears girl pants
- Claims to be bisexual to be cool
- (Almost exclusively male) Takes pictures of themself making out with a member of the same sex and posts them online... I for one consider this to be the only good thing about emo culture
- Wears lots of stripes and skulls
- Doesn't realize just how badly they're ripping off Goth
Suzie- The word is a sad, sad place... I tried to end my life last night, but I failed yet again...

Meg- Um... that's not the direction to slit your wrists in if you're seriously trying to kill yourself. Are you sure it wasn't just a cry for help?

Suzie- are you mocking my pain?

Meg- ... You can be so fucking emo at times.
by Lala-dono June 22, 2007
 
1115.
emo
Any Hot Guy With Long Hair That Covers One Of Their Eyes.
Or A Girl That Takes Menstrating Too Far...
Emo boys are hot! Emo girls are... okay.
by Cole Bondage June 09, 2007
 
1116.
emo
EMO. How to explain?
It's not an insult or something to be proud of. EMO is just another label that some person made up to use on them selves so they could be ''original''

Dosnt it have to do with something in the 90's about a type of rock? Emotive Hardcore. Or something like that. In the early 90s there was a movement in the hardcore genre that came to be known as "Emotive Hardcore," spearheaded by Rites Of Spring. Harder-core-than-thou kids, who swore by Dischord Records a la Minor Threat, actually coined the term "Emo" as something of a put-down for the kids who really liked Rites Of Spring, Indian Summer and this new wave of "Emotive" Hardcore bands. That's right, "Emo" was once not something kids called themselves. The field exploded outwards from there - Level-Plane Records has always been the most famous Emo label. Acts like Yaphet Kotto, I Hate Myself, Saetia, Hot Cross, A Day In Black And White, Funeral Diner, I Would Set Myself On Fire For You, You And I, and hosts of others came in the next decade. Most emo bands have since broken up, but there's still the occasional hold-out (again, the majority of Level-Plane Records' roster has been a procession of emo acts). Like most DIY hardcore/punk of the time, a majority found its way onto vinyl and not much else. Some people consider bands like Fugazi, and later Sunny Day Real Estate, a progression of emo, but personally, I don't quite follow that philosophy.

Things that are NOT emo;
-My Chemical Romance =nor is it gothic or punk or demonic=
-The Gap =Preps also shop there=
-Skater shoes =Okay, leave thoes to the SKATERS=
-Saying ''I feel emo today.'' ''I'm so emo, i make flowers cry'' ''I hate my life.'' '' I cut becuase I'm emo and depressed''
-Anti-depressants =okay, leave them to the ACTUALLY deppressed people. now wonder drugs are so expensive.=
- Having 1 million my space pix =Okay, no body needs to see your hair and mouth that many times=
Here is a Fakemo convo...

XxSlavetoAnguishxX: omg my gf just left me
acidburnedsoul: that sux man
XxSlavetoAnguishxX: i blame myself only i'm such an ass *cries*
acidburnedsoul: dude come over to my house and we can cut ourselves together
XxSlavetoAnguishxX: okay *cries*
acidburnedsoul: omg dashboard confessional has a new cd, i preordered it already
XxSlavetoAnguishxX: dude they're my favorite band to self-mutilate to
acidburnedsoul: i prefer to cut myself while watching Napoleon Dynamite on my bigscreen
XxSlavetoAnguishxX: dude that movie is so deep. i cry every time i see it
acidburnedsoul: me too. i hate myself
XxSlavetoAnguishxX: yeah we're such tortured souls, nobody understands how hard life is for us
acidburnedsoul: yeah we got it tough dude. pass the tissues

by XxXSkittleXxX May 05, 2007
 
1117.
In the same vein as a murder of crows or a gaggle of geese, a grouping of emos is referred to as a pussy.
"Why is there always that pussy of emos sitting in the same place in the mall?"
"Yeah, way to be different by being exactly the same."
by Apostat3 December 19, 2006
 
1118.
emo
emo means emotional, durr
i am so emo, becase i like cut my writs.
by Emo Fagg March 10, 2006
 
1119.
a group of whiny kids who listen to emo,thinks their lives suck, are too much of pussys to do anything abouut it. sadly im one of them
i was pretty sure those emos were gonna whip their dicks out and wack off to the hawthorne heights video
by emoxmikex October 30, 2005
 
1120.
Emo
THIS IS A DEFINTION ON WHERE YOU CAN FIND EMOS.
Emos are like annoying little insects that you swat and they come back again, only much worse.
You see emo gay guys making out on SIMS.
You see 3/4 of the Youtube video population containing retarded slide shows on gay emo dudes, again kissing eachother or proposing to eachother.
You go to every single local show and there will be a pit containing emo girls who apparently think that they are on So You Think You Can Dance.
You go to every single dark depressing corner of the mall and you see emo children eating happy meals and snow cones.
You go to Kmart and Walmart and you see ten year old emo kiddies buying sour straps with their mommies whilst having THREE holes in each ear pierced. At that age already.
You go to the delivery sections of supermarkets and bus stops and see emo guys slouching together pretending they are depressed with this world, when really they are craning their necks trying to see if you are looking how in touch with their feelings they are whilst blowing half of their hair off their face without much success.
And, finally, you will see them the most falling on their fat arses in skating rinks.
Or, you could just go to local parks and watch two emo guys giggle together then pull a serious face once someone walks by to maintain their reputation. It's very entertaining.
This is a real example of a so called "tough" emo kid on my street.

*I'm walking to the Food Court in a mall and spot an emo dude I know*
Me: HIYA
Him: *sitting looking supposedly sensitive yet passive in his black wigga hoodie* Hi.
*he quickly puts something behind his back*
Me:Yo what's that behind ur back
Him:NOTHING NOTHING AT ALL
Me: K bye *starts to walk off*
*I quickly look back and see that he is holding a Happy Meal in one hand and the Happy Meal toy in the other*

I will not even mention his AGE as it will probably embarrass him.
by IHateHabbo January 24, 2008