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
big gayends who like to whine a lot
typical emos conversation:
Emo 1: i am a gayend
Emo 2: lets go be big gayends together
by kingofthegypsies November 24, 2007
basically a word meaning your a little pussy that sits at home crying about shit like your big screen tv remote is lost so now you cant listen to your fudge packing music like panic at the disco or some gay shit like that i dont know realy but they all need to shut the hell up and hurry up and kill themselves cause theres too many people that say they're gonna do it but theres a shit load of emos that are more alive than me and the rest of the world would like
do u see that pussy... thats an emo
by BoB the pickle destroyer November 18, 2007
a guy who's extremely in touch with his feminine side, and bitches and complains about everything. also obsessed with wearing girls' clothing. It's a well known fact that all emo boys are faggots. soft, pussy faggots.end of story.
Brett: i just turned emo
Me: Fuck you, ya pussy.
by Music_Man October 14, 2007
1. A person who dresses in tight jeans; wears black eyeliner; listens to Good Charlotte or Dashboard Confessional or another such band; has a hairstyle remarkably similar to a mullet but in reverse; quite often cuts themself but doesn't in fact want to kill themself.

2. A genre of music popularized by MTV to propagate the Emo Fad
Wow. You know I think that Jeff is turning Emo.

Fuck I hate emo music.
by Gowan Edlund September 30, 2007
It's a word that recently seems to have lost all meaning. It is not music. It is not a style of how people dress. It is not people who cut themselves. It is not a watered down style of goth. It is a almost meaningless word like nice. It is a word that was poked, prodded, overused and left to rot.
That pink and red striped shirt is sooo emo.
You're emo.
Emo music sucks.
by Squeaks64 June 25, 2007
Usually a white person, their activites include cutting, crying, writing poetry, and doing non-people things. When sad can be really really depressed. Emos' can also be used for curb stomps. (teeth pressed lightly on a curb, while another person rapidly steps on back of head. Leading to emo with no teeth.)
Hey! Look at that emo! lets go curb stomp him. :]
by haha pie. May 27, 2007
People who usually think, "I suck. Life sucks. Time to cut my wrist," or something to that matter. They are usually cast away by society, and people look down upon them.
Cho Seung Hil, the Virgina Tech shooter was an emo
by LagunaBolt May 18, 2007

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