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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Emos are a group of people, or a trend that has influenced and encouraged suicidal tendencies and hatred towards life and everyone and everything in it. I pity them, and understand that they may have hard lives at home and such, but it isn't worth the self-destruction that they pour on themselves. Think about this, unless you're an Emo, then you're just plain wrong, and I don't give a damn what you think. If you think that Emos should die, you'd be rigt. But think about what their situation could be like at home. Overall, don't judge them onsight, leave that to God; he'll probably send them straight to hell.
Emos: Man im so depressed, im gonna go cut myself and drink myself to death cuz i have nothing better to do.

Me: Stop cutting youself. Don't be Emo, you'll just get criticised. Go fill you life with something meaningful, not drugs, alchohol and sex. Gain something which can't be taken from you ever.
by Convert the emos June 23, 2007

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a way of life that is either often rejected or misinterpreted. those that are emo will never admit to actually being emo because then that would be another form of conforming to a meaningless consumer driven life. emos are driven in a meaningless life but they do not allow themselves to become consumed in materialistic items. they are vampires to society, never will they accepted. nor do they wish to be. they view life as constantly shitting on them and personally i agree. life does always find its little ways of making those humble suffer enernally
emo is a way of life often misinterpreted as a fashion statement
by holly woods June 16, 2007

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if all of u think that emo is short for emotional then u r all emo. every one has emotions and get emotioinal. emos are comfortable with showing their emotions unlike the rest of you who are too pussy to show your emotions. GROW THE FUCK UP! so leave us "EMOS" alone. and for thoes of u who think that My Chemical Romance is emo u are greatly mistaken. they are the best band and are great at what they do. so leave them alone. they actually help to save peoples lives.
everyone is free to express themselves emos actually do it!
and me, C, i'm "emo", an honor student and my best friend is a cheerleader so what now!
by randi and couri June 11, 2007

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A depressing subculture. Subculture deriving from 'sub' (below) and 'culture' (culture) meaning "Below/insignificant/lower culture".

The collective term for which is unanimously a 'futility of emos'.
I was down at my record shop, and towards the back I saw this massive futility of emos just standing there silently.
by froggerchanovsky May 19, 2007

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It does not mean to cut your wrists or wear skinny jeans or have side bangs. To cut your wrists means your depressed, to wear skinny jeans is along the lines of clothing and fashion, and having side bangs is about hair. Being Emo, is not possible because Emo is a music genre, meaning "Emotive Hardcore" and last that I have heard, people can not be a music genre
1. No one uses this word correctly.

2. This Emotive Hardcore music is very Emotive Hardcore
by Abigailea May 05, 2007

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Distressed kid that just can't cut it in the gothic world, so he lowers his standards to a depressed emo kid
"Fuck satan! i can't do this anymore im demoting myself to an emo kid. Hours are better and I am fucking sick of that satanic book its too shallow and unemotional."
by Ev Dawg April 28, 2007

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Emo IS a type a music

but has now been turned into a lifestlye
which consits of
crying
cutting ones wrist
wanting to die
and being deppersed all the time

it is also a fashin stlye:
wearing all black
chains
spikes
ect.
Friend:do you wanna hangout today?
Emo: if im the one doing the hanging.
by MasterOfTheWicket April 16, 2007

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