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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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A stupid word 12 years old enjoy calling each others in chat rooms or online games.

if you ever do any of these, prepare to be called emo:

-Wear anything black, even with only a little bit of black.
-Talk about anything that happened in your life.
-Have emotions.
-Listen to any kind of music (except rap or country, if you listen to this you are already a ''fag'')
-Do or say just about anything.

emo is the new lol.
You: Ok back, I wasn't feeling like cooking so I just called pizza.
_rand0m_1337: emo
by -Tiamat- March 24, 2007

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Unlike common belief, emo does not stand for a category that a person can fit. Emo stands, actual, for the word emotional. Emo, the word its self, is extremely hard to define, but it stems from highly emotional music. No I don't mean people talking about just how bad life is or a broken relationships what I mean is the music has a connection with its audiences lives which ergo makes the audience emotional.
1. "John must be emo because he cuts himself."
"No! John's not emo his suicidal."

2. "This music makes me really emo."
“Yeah I get emotional when I hear this song too."

One is the incorrect method to use emo and two is the correct method.
by Brooke Branson March 23, 2007

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#1. Emo is a a genre of music...Like punk and rock
#2. The emo look. Fringed hair that's short and spikey at the back (Not always.) Tight jeans. T-shirts with names of rock bands. Chuck Taylor all-stars (Shoes) And their style is sometimes mixed up with the goth or punk looks.
#3. Well, unfortunaly, most morons think that being emo is about being extremely depressed and suicidal. Two words for you: NOT TRUE.
Just go to Wikipedia and type in 'emo' and read it. P.S This is where I got the info from.
by Holli-Elsa March 20, 2007

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A very very annoying fad. The term emo is thrown around at almost every person nowadays. I guess I'll wait patiently for people to move on to the next stupid fad.
Dumbass: cheer up emo kid lolo

Random Person: Err...what?

Dumbass: lolo u iz emo
by chief alastor August 02, 2006

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Angsty teenagers who hate their life, no matter how good they have it, and cry often.

See pussy.
Emokid731: *Insert sounds of sobbing here.*
by Capt Bob July 12, 2006

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