Okay, so there are two very different definitions for the label 'emo'.

First version (usually used by non-emos): Emos are attention seekers who live regular lives like every other teenager in Britain but cannot handle the strain as well as everyone else. They say that they are individuals, yet listen to ‘emo music’, hang out in ‘emo groups’ and buy ‘emo clothes’ with their pocket money. They hang out in dark rooms generally ignoring the happy things in life and talk about how depressed they are all the time. Most lie about cutting themselves in order for people to feel sorry for them without actually experiencing any pain at all. Others do it as an ‘initiation’ ceremony in order to become fully emo. ‘Cutting’ is a fad – what on earth does it help? You feel sad, so you cut yourself to make you feel… better? They don’t appreciate what they have, and do not realise how bad other peoples' lives are in comparison to their own. Emo is just an ever-increasingly popular ‘group’ which people want to be part of. It is a group for kids without an identity, looking for a bit of melodrama and ‘deeper levels of understanding’. To be honest, the kids who REALLY have a life not worth living aren’t even in the emo club – they just try to get through each day until it gets better.

Second version (usually used by TRUE emos – i.e. those who actually have a reason to be depressed): Kids who have had the misfortune to go through circumstances which are incredibly depressing. For example, parental divorce, death of a loved one, and loneliness. They listen to music which explains how they feel, enjoy hanging around with people who understand how they feel, and buy clothes that express to the world about how they feel. Only some kids cut themselves. Cutting can become addictive, and it distracts from the inner pain. It can be hard when youre labelled in the street because of what you wear, and can sometimes make depression worse. Being a ‘half-emo’ can also mean that you just like black and emo clothes and haircuts, and enjoy gigs and mosh pits. Some people that you like because theyre genuinely nice people, could be emo, and fun to hang around with.

Nearly every single teenager has wanted some form of attention or feeling of belonging at some time or other, and being emo could be the solution to some. Don’t hate people because of what they are labelled. Get to know them – they may be more like you than you think.
Person: 'Hey dude, look over there, some damn emos with their black hoodies and weird hair... jeez man theyre such attention seekers'
Friend: 'Err... you own a black hoodie, and all they've done is grown their hair long, man.'
Person:'Umm... oh be quiet, fool'

Cheerleader:'Oh my god, that girl is like, SOO weird - she is like, always DEPRESSED and shit!'
Friend:'Weren't you crying on the phone to me the other night because your boyfriend dumped you? You seemed pretty depressed then...'
Cheerleader:'Oh shuttup'
by abi_yeah April 14, 2007
Emo. There are many diffrent types of emos. I would know, I happen to be "emo". Here is a list of the diffrent types of emos:

The Fake Emo(Known as the "Wannabee Emo"): These kids listen to Teenagers over and over and wear black, dye their hair black and sometimes (NOT ALL THE TIME, DONT STEROTYPE DAMMIT) cut themselves so that they seem emo. These kids are not emo. They are annoying and make a bad name for the "true" emo.

The Real Emo: This is someone who probably has some sort of tragedy happen, such as parents being alcoholics or being depressed because of a mental condition (Personal Experience). These kids should not be made fun of because many of them are going through extremely hard times. But, sadly, there are people who don't even bother to look and see that these people may really be in trouble! Heck, its very hard to find a real emo because most of them are in the closet about their emoness.

The Real, Hardcore Emo: These are the worst. These are the emos that have been real for close to a month and they begin to nosedive. They cut deeper and they become increasingly mean to freinds at school or to people in the workplace. They may also start burning or pinching or some other form of Self-Injury. These kids should NEVER be made fun of. They are, many times, mentally unstable and many will attempt or have many thoughts about killing themselves. If you know about someone that is cutting or talking of suicide, they are becomeing a hardcore emo, and they have a slight chance of living.

Please, don't make fun of emo. It's just cruel. I was made fun of as an emo, and then I went to a rebalitaion center for a month, which felt like jail. I was set up with a professional and finally got back to normal. I'm taking perscribtion meds to feel better. Emo isn't a joke. It can be dangerous.
The Fake Emo:

Faker: Dude, I'm so depressed today! I wanna cut and cry to MCR!!
Normal People: You wannabee fucktard. Get real or go pretend some more.

The Real Emo:
Real Emo: I wish my parents wouldn't fight, they make me so sad, and I don't have anyone to talk to.
Normal Person: Dude, that sucks!
Ignorant Person*: HAHA!! EMO!! YOU SUCK!! GO SLIT YOUR WRISTS AND DIE YOU FUCKING EMO!!!!1!!!!

The Hardcore Emo:
Hardcore: I can't take this man, I'm so sick and I want to kill myself. I can't take the pain.
Normal: Dude, get help!! Don't kill yourself!
Ignorant Person: HAHA!! EMO!! YOU SUCK!! GO SLIT YOUR WRISTS AND DIE YOU FUCKING EMO!!!!1!!!!

*Most Of The Population
by Smilyflip January 23, 2008
emo is a slang term used to describe teenagers today.
it is popular to be emo because of the all the radiant attention you get from it,guys wear skinny jeans,have jet black hair(sometimes brown-dark brown),can barely see through their hair and are always flicking it to see clearly,they consider this sexy.
girls love emo guys and only date them,it was first a catch of the millenium now it's so normal you can practically marry one without hassle.
mp3/ipod lists my chemical romance,panic! at the disco,afi,fall out boy and some other random unknown 'emo' bands to show how intellectual they are.
emo kids are faking,not a single real one exists anymore,if they dye their hair,they're faking.
emo is practically over now,people consider it embarassing and are desperate to either cut their hair or grow their hair back again....sad,when they were the ones bragging 'emo 4 life'...

my question....what's next?
emo kid: i totally regret doing this now...(chucks out mcr cd)
emo girl: i can't wait to grow my hair again...what was i thinking?
former emo kid: i hate emos they are so gay and dumb and...(you get the idea)
by Biolet November 12, 2007
Emo meaning emotional is a new craze across the young 'uns! emos can be spotted by a greasy fringe, skinny jeans, hoodies and a general grunting distain for those around them. Emo gangs try to act depressed and generally buy a copy of marilyn mansuns greatest hits. They pretend to know everything about punk and rock (even though most of them weren't born when kurt cobain died)they wear t-shirts saying 'kurt cobain died for us' which in short is a pretencious pile of wank that's spread across our society! Don't get me wrong I appreciate that everybody has problems, and i am by no means a chav... (they're all scum and should be shot!)... but come on people. We are british, we do not parade around showing our emotions and slitting our wrists and acting depressed. We as a nation are supposed to have the stiff upper lip and generally repressed attitude to our feelings!
It needs no example just look at a group of depressive teens and you'll see the emo crowd.
by fed-up-of-emos September 26, 2007
People who are overly depressed over the littlest things. The ones who can't suck it up like the rest of us. Attention seekers.
"Upset leave me da fuck alone.. MISSING U HURTS ME SO MUCH.. Fuck everybody..Fuck da bronx!! So fucking upset and mad and alone.. My mandi got more brain and looks then anybody else.. Just please leave me alone.. I can't take it anymore.. Everybody leaving me behind.. I don't need to be here anymore.. There's no more room for me in this life time goodbye.."

"Pizza Face Maria's mad emo over her lost pen."
by muymalella September 13, 2007
people who wear tight jeans for attention and have hair that covers 8/10ths of their face
"whats with your hair?"
"I'm too emo for a face."
"gah stupid emos."
*sucks other persons blood*
by nickelback fan 2296 August 06, 2007
Emotionaly
Molested
Ostrich
Guy1: Did you know that the adverage emo's brain is the same size as it's eye?

Guy2: How big is that?

Guy1: Dunno, you can never see both their eyes to make a judgement.
by Annata .W. Bokunamma August 04, 2007
Emos are people that shop at hot topic, cut their selfs an talk about suicide because they don't have shit in life to be depressed enough to, or have big enough balls to really kill their selfs.

OR, Goths that find life easier to buy clothes with chains an straps already attached while still claiming to be a goth, they are just a subclass added to the hot topic scene.

OR, Punks, pretty much like hot topic goths
We should fucking burn down all the Hot Topics to stop the EMO CANCER. That would be very emo.
by Stoichiometry June 28, 2007

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