There are too many stereotypical definitions for an emo on Urban Dictionary, so I'm going to try to clear this up for those who don't know what they're talking about. Emo stands for "emotionally challenged", yes, but that's not a synonym for "melodramatic, cutting, freaks who over dramatize everything", because not every single emo on the planet is like that. Usually, the over dramatic ones are the fake ones trying to get attention from everyone.

Emo people are usually those who have very difficult lives at home or in general, constantly facing problems that effect them emotionally, and drive them into a self panic. They usually think there's nothing really anyone can do for them, they feel very alone in the world. Its true, nobody knows just how much they go through in a day, with people criticizing, bashing, and labeling them alone. Most people are too dim or self absored to see through their thick skull and realize the pain these people go through everyday.

When people start shooting off their mouth about how emos are black dressing, cutting, eye-liner wearing, melodramatic, freaks, that's only because it's what society has labeled them as. And maybe, they do wear eyeliner or dress in all black, but does that give you the right to bash them? Does that make them any less of a person? All they need is for you to walk up to them and give them a compliment and maybe even become friends. Because, if you do that, you could really really realllly make that persons day. Emos are NOT a frkn subculture, so STOP saying that, they're humans like you and me.
Random Dumbass: "Hey, look at the freakish emo over there, bet he just finished cutting himself, the dumb shit!"

Random Guy: "DUDE! Wtf is your problem? He actually looks like a pretty nice guy. I think we all know who the REAL dumbass is..."

*random Guy #2 proceeds to go over and talk to Random Emo*
by DepressionHurts August 30, 2009

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kids pretend life sucks but in reality all is good. its just an exuse to steal trends from punks, metal heads, and goths. and also most of them are bi.
emo kids are fags
by blackmetal666 January 28, 2009

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Emo, noun. Sub-genre of really pathetic people, who give goths, and people with real emotional problems a bad name. Usually found listening to old-school cd players and over-sized head-phones. Reason, they want to be different. They fail at this because they are all different together. Usually they even look the same. Fringe of jet-black hair to covering the right or left 2/3 of their face. Girls usually wear skin tight black jeans, guys steal their girlfriends' jeans. And make up. And sex-toys. And ex boyfriends. Emo's usually complain about how no-one understands them, that's because no one cares about a snotty rich kid who creates fictional problems because they're bored and have too much money. If you want to find out more about emo's go to your next, 30 Seconds to mars, Hawthorne Heights, or <insert mildly angsty band name> to view them in their full, sad splendour.

You are emo if you started crying after the second sentence.

Also, there is nothing more entertaining than making fun of an emo. I personally sleep on a waterbed filled with the tears of a thousand emo's.
EMO: Isn't it possible for two, or four guys to make out, naked and not be gay?

I'm so sad, I'm going to write poetry in my diary and listen to my favourite band, June in December. Thank God mom pre-heated my razor blade for me, I don't like it when it's cold.
by EmoBasher 101 December 07, 2007

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Both a style and a type of music. the style is that boys were girl pants and tight sweaters and shirts. hair for both boys and girls covers most of the face and can be dyed purple,green,red,etc... the music includes popular bands like Fall Out Boy and Aiden. Usually emos are sad and depressed and some cut themselves.
"waw waw waw....sob sob sob..... my chemical romance just killed themselves. i am going to bleed my self now becuase im emo."
by mateo chavez August 05, 2007

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A person of indiscriminate gender.
Bi-curious tendencies.
Unawareness of gender roles.
An excuse for guys, to act like girls.
Someone who wears expensive shrunken clothes to express their pessimism of the world.
A person who of high-class, but searches for a good excuse, to appear unaccepted and to act like they've had a hard life.
Rick: Hi
Emo: ...
Rick: You look sad.
Emo: I am sad.
Rick: Why?
Emo: I'm always sad.
Rick: Is there any thing I can do?
Emo: Want to release our pain through the cutting of flesh.
Rick: ?!?!
by The Ruffio August 04, 2007

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one nameless crowd of knobs with bad hairstyles, they all look the same (depressed) which is probably why they are all (depressed) and they usually have rings or some shit hanging out of their faces. (if you can see it behind the bad hairstyle) often these people are noticed to be crying for no reason at all
Get a haircut you emo piece of shit
by Skinna July 23, 2007

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emo-may apper to be a goth, but actually shows signs of feelings and life. usually cut themselves because of depression or as a way to blow off steam. they wear scarves, tight pants, and dark shirts. they listen to taking back sunday, my chemical romance or dashboard confessional.
note: dont be mean to them just cuz their different, this definition was not ment to offend anyone.
emo girl:my mom took away my knief.
emo boy: that sucks, you can borrow mine if you need to.
by any spare names? June 13, 2007

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They are middle to upper class teens and young adults who wern't tuff enougf to make it as punkers and to much of a pussy to pull off goth. I think It's kinda like if punk and goth had a baby but the mother did drugs and drank the whole time she was pregnant and Emo is the result of that. It's a fad for bord kids hailling out of the suburbian empire who have to much money and time on their hands(I am sure it's not cheap to be a posser ) and feel like their not getting enoughf attention from mommy and daddy so as a result they love bask in their imaginary melodrama and create shit to pretend be depressed about so they can play the part of the missunderstood abused victim and go write in their blogs and tell the world how hard their life is.
They spend a lot of money to look the part I.E. greesy blacked out hair, body peirceings(sometimes fake)a goth style make-up job, jewlery, but then spend their time crying and whineing about how hard it is to be them and how they don't fit in with anyone and about how no one understands them and the way they feel about things and cry because no one loves them their not punk and their not goth neither group wants to claim it because it's so lame so they call themselfs "Emo".
by ~Angle~ April 27, 2007

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