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 20, 2007
Girls:
-Choppy black hair that is always in their eyes
-Heavy eyeliner
-Ultra tight/Ripped pants
-Scars on their wrists/arm/thigh
-They complain about the world and themselves
-Needs a reality check

Boys:
-Choppy black hair that is always in their eyes
-Wears makeup
-Wears tight girl pants
-They cry into their hair
-Scars on their wrists/arm/thigh
-They complain about the world and themselves
-Needs a reality check
Emo Boy: "I hate my life."
Emo Girl: "I hate my life more. Lets cut ourselves and cry together. Then take pictures and put them on myspace."

by jetplanes July 17, 2006
Emo, short for Emotional. Pretty much your definition right there. A whole bunch of sorrow filled people, who listen to downtrodden music which lyrics usually consist of groans and moans of past relationships that went wrong and they take there pain to the extreme. Typically "cutters" or, people who cut themselves when they are upset to release their emotional pain (which is very unhealthy by the way.) Majority of Emo's are homo/bi-sexual. Usually "Punks" do not get along with them. ("Indie sux, hard-line sux, EMO SUX, you suck!"-Antiflag)
Emo bands include, but are not limited to: my chemical romance, the used, and taking back sunday.
by Steven Hanaway June 26, 2006
EMO: a Corprate Fad. Poser Punk. Rich spoiled kids who wear girl pants. True punks bet them up because EMOs are so dumb.
Hey you want to pick on the EMO.

I hate that rich EMO faggot.

EMO music sounds like shit.

That stupid EMO thinks EMO is punk.
by Cookies the other batch April 18, 2006
Someone who is white, middle class -in my experience you do not get black emos- and quite intellegent. they have either black or dyed black hair. they come in varying degrees of hardcoreness from area to area; in my area an emo is just someone who is not a chav and not a nerd.

Emos attitude towards chavs: as emos are cleverer than chavs, they tend to treat them as lesser lifeforms.

some Emos also attend the sort of partieis that are thouht to be dodgy.
emos are people who are white, middle class and quite intellegent.
by drtom who is a lord January 10, 2009
Often associated with gothic, but a fake cheap demeaning version. Something that annoys everyone that isnt emo. Something thick people take up to fit in, much like cigarettes. Started off as a music genre, went out of control. Someone who calls themself emo immediately degrades themself. A phase. Ruining the world. Has anyone noticed that you cant do anything without someone calling you emo? Like now if you dye your hair black, paint nails black, be alone for a while, dont smile often, or wear a bit more black than the average person, YOU ARE EMO. It is very frustrating for people who did these things BEFORE emo even became this epidemic, like me, because they put effort in to be something they are not, but i do it naturally and people think im trying to be emo. I get called emo all the time, but the people who call me it are stupid idiots that are only making the crisis worse. You know what? People call NAPOLEON DYNAMITE emo! THAT IS INSANE!!!!!! Like WTF?!?!?! Its napoleon dynamite for fuck sake! You know what else? The rolling stones got called emo! ACDC got called emo! Judas priest got called emo! Its so hard these days for people to tell whether someone is a tryhard emo poser or not. I HATE EMO. You should hate emo. It is destroying teenagers and uniquity. It cheapens everything. It demeans everything. Its so SIMPLE. Do you want to be SIMPLE? Do you want to be BORING? Do you want people to roll their eyes everytime you are mentioned? If not, then please resist from being emo. The only person that can stop it before it gets out of contol, is you. Think about it.




**DEATH TO EMO**
One way an emo is created:

girl: that boy over there has long black hair that covers his face. He wears nail polish. He wears make up. WOW he is so in touch with his feminine side. He is so unique! Im gonna go ask him out.
*girl walks up to emo poser cock boy*
emo poser cock boy: What do you want? To steal my soul with your vulgar bullying? ...even know i dont know what that means.
girl: no i want you, your so... different.
emo poser cock boy: okay but only if you become emo and cut yourself. Only then wil i let into my blackened soul
girl: okay i have to go now and follow emo stereotypes. bye
emo poser cock boy: bye...
*girl walks off*
emo poser cock boy: wow girls really like this emo thing. I better be more emo and follow even more strerotypes!


This is just one of the many ways this stupid disease spreads and gets worse.

by MetalheadRosie July 10, 2008
faggot punk wannabes who like penis in and around their mouths.
Fallout Boy is just another no-talent emo bender band, they are not punk.
by Sam Corey June 12, 2008
People who try hard to look asian.
The boys:
Usually have the hairstyle of the anime character Uchiha Sasuke.They try to be thin just like the asians and wear thick eyeliners to make their eyes look like the almond-shaped eyes of asians.They also dye their hair black to have the jet black hair color of the asian people.
The girls:
Look as thin and small as possible to look asian and dye their hair black and follow the haircut of most asian people "bangs".Most asian people have side swept bangs some are different.Emos try to make cute faces in the camera and show their "fake asian eyes" filled with eyeliners.They also try hard to look innocent just like the asians but they look scary and deep inside they are sluts.They keep their heads down and act shy like the anime characters and asian chicks.They follow harajuku fashion just change the colors the some put ribbons on their hair to make them look cute like the asians.
All of them are anime-obsessed,loves Pokemon and other animes that were already seen in asian countries for like 10 years ago.Some even try to speak japanese.
Emo girl:Do you think im hot?
Asian:Dream on poser!
What i meant by "poser" is people trying to be asian.
by ihateemos22 January 25, 2008

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