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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
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1121.
Emo
Teenagers that really dont know what they have.
They just want to be cool like everyone else.
Emo teenagers usually think they are the sexiest thing since Chuck Norris, but they are 98.99% wrong most of the time.
Emo children not only think they are sexy, Emo children have the worst possible hair styles in all of America.
Emo children really show what the United States of America is.
Dude 1: Dude. Like. My hair. Is so short. You can see the bottom of my bottom lip...like that guy from that Emo band..
Dude 2: Dude. Seriously. Youre gay. Oh em jee. Look at what I did to my wrist this morning.
Dude 1: What you dont care about my hair?! WHY!!?? *cry*
Dude 2: Okay dude. Seriously. My parents work at McDonalds and Burger King. Your parents are neurosurgeons okay. Im only friends with you so I can get whatever I want.
Dude 1:OH EM JEE DUDE! I LOVE YOU!! WHY!!?? WHERE THE HELL IS MY RAZOR!!?? *cry* *sob*
Dude 2: Okay....
by NickTrep May 26, 2008
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1122.
emo
young teenage children who think that attention is never theirs, so they decide that cutting themselves will be a great alternative. they decided that listening to music like fall out boy, silverstein, and panic! at the disco, will make them seem cooler to the other teens at their school. they pretend that their lives are miserable, and complain about every thing that goes on wrong in their lives and take every thing for granted. emos are usually bisexual, or gay/lesbian. very small amout of them are straight
emo boy: uggh, my mom grounded me again. she caught me out with braxten.
emo girl: ohh that sucks, wanna come over later and watch steel magnolias, and cut ourselves?
emo boy: sure, but can we also complain about our rich lives and how every body ignores us?
by crazyxxxstefxxx April 08, 2007
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1123.
EMO
emo kids and well people who think that there "emo"

emo kids want to kill them selfs becsuse they feel like they have no one at times but still happy when want to be =)

people who "THINK" there emo mark there arm with red pen saying that they cut because there mom yell at them =(
****crying on the inside for you****

emo kids talk but not alot some can but alot dont

think there emo talk a hell of alot
and dont stop!!!
some example
emo kids love to write
love music
love the rain but they hate it when people call them goths
i mean im emo and i hate it when people call me goth I'M NOT
GOTH!!!!! or here is the differents between them both

Emos Hate themselves
Goths hate Everyone
Emos Want to Kill themselves
Goths Want to kill Everyone
by billie renee April 08, 2007
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1124.
Emo
Most commonly used to denote a style of music that makes the Spice Girls look like Pantera. Men who listen to this generally are not men and could be beat up by five year old girls and their pet kittens.

This word is less commonly used to describe the type of people who listen to the aforementioned type of music. While these people certainly do suck, it is not all their fault...as they are only following the latest trend.
Dashboard Confessional is a perfect example of Emo

I went to visit my Emo friend today but he was too busy crying over the ant he had accidentally stepped on
by DTEC March 22, 2006
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1125.
EMO
A teenage poser who thinks he/she is punk rock but is way too pussy to listen to real punk rock so they listen to pop-punk which is technically not even punk because punk is supposed to be underground. Emos try to act hardcore by cutting themselves but actually just make themselves look like total crybabies. Emo isnt real because it is just a bunch of preppy kids who want to be hardcore or different. Please kids! Dont become emo when you get into high school because being emo is the same thing as being preppy, because everybodys doing it!
Preppy guy1: Im sad right now so Im gonna dye my perfectly ok blonde hair black just to show all of my anger and frustration at the world!

Preppy guy2: Yeah Im gonna do the same thing and Im gonna listen to really hardcore music like Dashboard confessional !

Emo-kid: Yeah! now I have people to be emo with! Lets make out and get mad at people for calling us gay!

Metalhead: Shut up you stupid gay-ass emos!

Juggalo: *Attacks emo kids*
by Demon E. June 02, 2007
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1126.
emo
A type of person who hates themselves, and dresses in all black. They aren't goth, but they dress almost the same. Many times, people who are emo say they want to kill themselves but never do it. They should assist society, and either stop saying it or just kill themselves.
I'm so emo. I want to kill myself, but I'm just going to cut myself instead.
by Haggis McGee May 16, 2007
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1127.
emo
hot people that have cool hair, that is black. sometimes cut themselves, wear skinny jeans and tight shirts, listen to bad ass screamo like heavy heavy low low and blessthefall. they are amazingly HAWT and rad.
i wish my lawn was emo, so it could cut itself, yo.
by Sheltizzle November 25, 2007
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