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
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
someone with long hair, normally think theyre individual.
i am one. stereotyped to write poetry and slit thier wrists. i slit my wrists too. most people think theyre gay. I NOT GAY. lots if people hate them. supposedly were black eyeliner.
Chav1- he go cry emo boy
Chav2- ye go cry
Chav3- ye (chavs are pack animals see)
emo1- conformist
emo2- ye (emos only stick together for protection from "emo hunters" i.e. chavs.)
Chavs- go cry boo hoo etc
emo1- get lost or i'll slit your wrist!
Chavs back away in fear.
by jackthespacklingemo June 14, 2007
an attention seeking subculture.
they lie about their whole life and say their sensitive and all this whole load of crap, only so people can fall for them and so they can gain attention.
they also claim that their life sucks, HOWEVER, half of them spend most of their time on myspace and all this other shit; hey dumbass, as far as we know, your life isn't that bad, cos you have the internet and all this shit so stop fucking complaining.

they label themselves though still get pissed off when we label them. RIGHT, you already said you were emo, so why can't we say that you're emo too, since you said you were?!
gosh, idiots.
everyone hates emos because:
-why bother being their friends if they'll probably kill themselves anyway.
-most of them lie about their whole life and speak a whole lot of bullshit.
-they just always want to be the centre of attention.
-they're embarassing cunts.

:)
normal person: HEY EMO KIDDD!
emo girl: STOP FUCKIN LABELLING ME
normal person: but i thought you said you were emo :S
emo girl: well..umm..its cos umm..ok fuck off i dont care. get a life. im allowed to call myself that CAUSE I AM!! BUT U DONT GOT MA PERMISSION!!!1!!LOLZ!!!1
normal person: k, retard. pretty lame excuse to be honest. YOU DO CARE, WANKER! if you didn't care then you wouldn't be taking a piss at me for "labelling" you. and i have a life, AND i use it properly, instead of trieng to kill myself and shit. i don't need your fucking permission, you can't stop me from doing shit.
emo girl: well i guess your kinda right. BUT STILL FUCK YOU IM EMO U POSER!
normal person: haha god stfu! i believe it's "poseur", not poser. you only think your emo and say you are, so then you can get attention and everyone noticing you. give it up, most of us hate you emos anyway. just shut the whole emo thing off, it's lame and you only do it so you can get all the attention you don't deserve.
emo girl: hmm my ex just asked me out again.. ok ill get back to you after i get the razorblade, sorry itz just time of the day (ya know, da time where i cut ma WRIZTZ WOOOO!!!)
normal person: ok, make sure you kill yourself this time, cut your wrists deep fuckface.
by omfglolcourtney June 07, 2007
Being Emo:A common hobby suburban teenagers pick up when their board.
Suburban Kid #1: I'm board, wanna go cut our wrists?

Suburban Kid #2: Nahh, we did that yesterday, lets go sing about our breaks ups in high voices for a bit.

Tight City kid: You fricken emos
by Mistacoolio May 30, 2007

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