1051
A 1980s subgenre of hardcore punk with actual talent involved, with a missing plothole somewhere in the script of time that somehow led to a modern subculture that has nothing to do with the musical genre whatsoever.
Since when did emo go from underground punk music to wearing a whore-load of make-up and dressing up in clothing that doesn't fit, while listening to pop-punk and crappy metalcore?
by Very Metal May 12, 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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A 13-18 year old thinking they are sensitive and emotionally in touch, they try to stand out by wearing side fridges, skinny jeans and converses but what they dont realise is that half of the world is following this phase so they arent so different. They regard themselves as artists and listen to "heavy" music ooo someones not heard of metallika they complain about how unfair their wealthy lives are...hey kid go to africa yeah they havent even seen converses or KNIVES! They cry and use knives a lot.
emo boy--- my life sucks
emo girl-- yeah mine too i mean my parents only gave me £50 today for sitting on my fat arse.
emo boy- outrageous! My parents wont allow me to have an art studio
emo girl- OH MY GOD!
emo boy- I know...but hey they got a new knife for the kitcen.
emo girl- oh wow cool i gotta come round and use it!
emo boy- yeah sure we can spread AIDS TOGETHER AS ONE!
emo girl- yeah maybe then they'll understand!
normal kid-- SHUT UP SOME PEOPLE HAVE REAL PROBLEMS THE ONLY THING I UNDERSTAND IS THAT YOU KIDS PISS ME OFF!
by lilemmaleebabee May 08, 2007

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1054
A person who thinks dark thoughts, has strange emotions,(or in most cases, none) and takes delight in fashioning their hair in a stupid way that covers their eye and cutting themselves.
(emo, playing Halo 2) This is almost as much fun as cutting myself!!! *sigh* almost....
And yes, I did get that from Game Experience may Change During Online Play or whatever its called(go to youtube, emo)

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emo is mostly a type of music...but i cant say that people arent emo themselves. emo is not a bad thing for every oser who thinks its is. most emo people do not hate the world or themselves at all. some just have shitty lives. emo people are very in touch with their emothions and have major mood swings. they are all really friendly and sweet people. they care about everyone they talk to. they also deeply long for love in their lives and have alot to give. they want more then surface feelings and they weant more out of relationships then just ass. they may listen to loud screaming music or seemingly horrid songs but if u ever take the chance to look at the lyrics...they r accutally really meaningful. not all of them cut either so get that idea outta ur mind. and even if they do...who the fuck cares...r they bothering you? do they try to get u to do it? NO. so leave them be. people really need to stop judging based on stereotypes and images.
maybe black is just their favorite color?
maybe they happen to like wearing tight pants?
who the fuck cares. its their personality that matters most so shut up and stop calling everyone emo...because its not just emo ppl who r called emo everyday...if someone looks depressed ppl go aww man wtf do u look so emo today? its like seriously SHUT THE FUCK UP. let people be who they are and just fucking deal with it.

dont call people emo...its not ur call. EMO ISNT EVEN A REAL WORD in my opinion.
no one is emo unless THEY say they are.

kid - im emo cuz i feel like it...even if it is just a type of music and not even a real word.
other kid - ok fine...its ur life.
by Br0k3nT3nsi0nz x 4 May 02, 2007

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QUOTE FROM OTHER DEFINITION: "I just thought I'd clear that up after all of these "definitions" in which I have encountered an unbelievable amount of people who try to pass off their blatantly false pretenses as fact, and are slowly infecting others with their high-horse, holier-than-thou bullshit. Because honestly, with your ridiculous definitions, Beethoven, George Gershwin, and Britney Spears are/was "emo bands." ~Chelsea

CLARIFICATION: Ok, first, Beethoven was a Romantic composer stupid. George Gershwin is 20th century. Britney Spears is pop. Get a fucking music dictionary. Emo is a musical genre developed in the 80's. You don't hear people running around yelling "I'm so metal" or "I'm so rock." Emo clothing style was derived from punk which was rising from Washington in the 80's.

The attitude of "Emo" was derived from the agonizingly depressing lyrics that plague all of todays musical genres (which is why I listen to classic rock). This term I have chosen (agonizingly depressing) is a double negative for those of you lacking linguistics skills. The definition of the emotional status of the allegedly emo person could also be defined as adolescence. The emo label exists mostly among teenagers when they're going through normal chemical changes in their body.

The existance of this in older people is called depression and needs to recieve immediate medical help. This condition is rising among adults due to genetic mutations with the body's ability to balance seratonin and melatonin as well as increased stress in today's culture. Other triggers are tragedy by means of deaths or abuse. Many times this is reversable.

People that get labeled as being emo, and truely are, usually don't want to be labeled that way and it upsets them because of their nature. People that WANT to be labeled as emo are called posers. They're trying to become something other than what really are. We'll save "poser" for another definition.

Essentially, the term "EMO" is non-existant. It is slang that has been developed to describe typical chemical conditions. The problem is, teenagers do not understand what is happening to their bodies and so they label each other as being socially inept.
Emo
1: You're so emo
2: Waahhhhhh! Nobody understands me!

Not emo
1: I'm so emo. I hate the world and nobody get's me.
2. ...poser

by Dr. Psychiatry April 12, 2007

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slightly strange Canadian comedian with dodgy haircut and quirky soh
"I once had a large gay following, but I ducked into an alleyway and lost him"

"A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing"

Emo Phillips
by Majec April 09, 2007

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