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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

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Those individuals who, in a society that is based in the real and lacking in feelings, feel things more and in a "different" way.
I am emo when I cut myself.
by Johnny Me June 12, 2007

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guys who happen to be women. i hate emos more than they hate themselves.
emo kid's thoughts: girls think guys in girl pants is hot. girls think emotional guys are worth sleeping with. lets go emo.
by ihateemos June 09, 2007

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Fags who were makeup. Its so gay that the emo guys wear just as much make up as the girls. They are upper middle class white kids who's life are good and they get bored so they make up problems. Problems that everyone in the whole world endure.
Emo:"my girlfriend dumped me im gonna cut my wrists"*boo hoo*
Normal person:"suck it up pussy"
by Witesk8er May 08, 2007

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extreme emo-ness. some one who displays great powers of being weird and sentimental about everything. i.e. chick flicks and funny clothing styles
person 1: dude, sam is so emo.
person 2: yeah, he needs to work on that. He's been like that for weeks now
by pouches May 07, 2007

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Usually wearing tight black skinny jeans, skinny tshirts or band tshirts,studded belts,converse style shoes, usually has dyed black/brown straight hair, wears lots of jewellrey sweatbands/bangles to cover up cut wrists, will cut themselves, be depressed most of the time, shy, hates themselves, want to kill themselves, listens to my chemical romance, panic! at the disco, taking back sunday, lostprophets, 30 seconds to mars, funeral for a friend etc. basically me!
Emos hates themselves and crys themselves to sleep
by freakyemo April 16, 2007

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emo-short for emotional, often expressed through sadness, a distinct style of clothing and often veganism or vegetarianism.

The popular idea that all emos are anorexic, sweater wearing, wrist cutting fags with tight pants is just another stereotype in a very stereotyped world. Is like saying that all Italians are fat chefs that make pizza, and while that is true for a small percent of people it is not the case. emo is just short for emotional, a type of music, and can mean many things and can be expressed in many ways by wearing many types of clothing and other actions.
person: Whoa! that emo kid isn't at all what I thought emos were like! I guess I am a dumb-ass after all!

emo: yeah. I guess you are.
by #%^! April 01, 2007

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A bunch of WHITE suburbanites that HAVE money and HAVE a family. also called yuppies. Kids who really don't have the balls to kill themselves and if they did would make the world a better place cause then no one would have to listen to their whining and bitching about how they have a shitty life, which most average people would love to have..yet they all have laptops, iPods, brand new Toyota's (by american) and enough money to buy all their Salvation Army cloths. Also, have you noticed that all the really hot and cute chicks are "emo" Damn what a waste of good pussy.
Guy: "damn that girl is hot"
Guy2: "yeah, to bad she's emo"
Guy: "figures, the fags get all the hot chicks"
Guy2: "don't worry, it'll be over soon"
Guy1: "nope, none of them have the balls to really kill themselves"
by S.R.E March 25, 2007

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