Kids who convince themselves that life is horrible. Often, they will cut themselves AND draw on bruises to make it look like NOT ONLY did they cut themselves but daddy beat them, when in reality they're spending his money on all the emo clothes and the studded belt. They turned the studded belt, which used to be in the domain of metal, into almost an embarrassment. often just want attention and sex.
As a funny after thought, there used to be no emo kids, just "Emo" as an insult from Hardcore kids. Not to be confused with punk or hardcore.
There are two types of emo kids: Dark and Bright
Dark emo kids often have really dark clothing, really dark eyes, and don't talk a lot. They are truly anti-social, might be quite content not having friends, and are truly introverted. Don't try to befriend them, you'll fail miserably.
Bright emo kids are the most poseur kids ever. Generally, they have great lives in giant suburban homes and are incredibly social, but use the emo movement as a ruse to get attention. They love to complain about every little thing that's wrong with them, and if you try to socialize with them and you're not another bright emo kid, you will instantly be inundated with bullshit. Generally, they tend to be of the more popular kind, and are the females of this type can grow to be quite annoying, and the men can grow to be quite frustrating as you try to convince them that their lives don't suck.
Damn, look at Kate! The year's almost over and she still hasn't a single friend!
Bright emo kid: *cry* will you listen to my poem? I wrote it last night after my dad beat me. *cry*
Me: No. Can I see your arm? *rubs off ink* your dad didn't beat you.
Bright emo kid (in frustration): Ow, that hurt! That's a bruise! *cry*
Me: No it isn't. I just wiped it off. *Makes angry faic* Don't lie to me man.
by The Ghoul September 10, 2005
those weirdos who are usually try hard fakes. think my chemical romance is punk, and super awesome. THIS IS WRONG! was started by people who are bordering on goth, but dont want to fall into that catergory, so they made up their own catergory (emo) to make themselves feel like they are ultra individual. often skinny, like to think they can play instruments. listen to whiny songs.
"woah, hear how whiny that song is? i like it. yay now im officially emo! "
by katie35464 July 04, 2005
how many emo kids does it take to change a light bulb?
none, they just sit in the dark and cry about it, possibly writing a 'poem to music' about it.
what more is there to say?
'no one understands me, lets all be unique together'
by carse January 30, 2005
Tight T-shirts, Tight pants, Odd Socks, Crazy Hairdo...Wuss. Gets dumped by his girlfriend allll the time and cries about it. a lot. listens to abnds like taking back sunday.
Oh, and dont forget the emotional poems... and tight pants.
"hey Emo Kid, Where'd you get your Shirt from?"

"Well, it all started when my girlfriend dumped me, and i was sooo depressed.....
....and thats where i got it from!

Hello? Hello?!!"
by PantsTheif April 17, 2004
An Emo Kid is a term used to identify not one, but many different styles of dress, music and life styles, so this will be a rather broad definition. But, to make it easier, I will give the definition of only three different kinds of Emo kids. I am emo so I know what I am talking about.
1) There is the "Hard Core" Emo, who listens to very heavy music, usually made by under ground bands, but could possibly be semi mainstream. Examples of Hardcore Emo music would be bands such as Bring Me the Horizon, Arch Enemy, Berzeker, and others like that. These kids who are Hardcore Emos, dress in typical black and white, but are now moving to color, wearing lumberjack plaid and darker colors. They almost always have long hair, which is brushed over just above the eyebrows, not in front of but over. This is the kind of Emo that are not noticed as much as the others because they are not vocal about being Emo, but in all actuality they are the most common form of "Emo".
2) Now we come to the more stereotypical Emo, the one that listens to mellow Indie music and cries a lot (even though they don’t, a lot of people think they do). These Emo's are Emo even though they don't wear all black; instead they wear light colored cloths like white button down shirts and pale green scarves. Unlike the other forms of Emo Kids, you will rarely see these kids in Hot Topic, they more like thrift stores, or GAP, or sometimes American Eagle and Hollister (I know, it's really surprising!) We, in the Emo Subculture, call these kids Indie Emo, or just Emo. They listen to slightly more known bands like Death Cab for Cutie, Gym Class Heroes, Snow Patrol, and Playradioplay!. (Note to editor, Playradioplay! is the actual band name so don't "correct" that particular grammar mistake) These Emos are actually pretty rare to find, but they start most of the Emo styles.
3) Now this kind of “Emo” makes the rest of us in the subculture pretty mad. Now I will tell you why: because they aren’t, but they are the most vocal about being Emo. They are the ones who listen to bands like My Chemical Romance, Three Days Grace, and all the other mainstream bands that real Emo Kids hate (Nothing against those bands if you happen to like them, but real Emo Kids just don’t like them). They are the kids who give Emos a bad name, with wrist slitting, crying a lot, and “Emo Kissing”. Real Emo’s call these kids, “Wanna-be Emo”, or if they are being nice, “Altern-Emo’s”. They are not real Emo’s. Most of these Kids are bi or homosexual in some form or another.

The point to all of this is that I got on here and, as an Emo, got annoyed by the people out side the Emo subculture trying to define an Emo. I kept seeing only the definition of the "Altern-Emo", so i thought i would put some light on this subject.

So now to a more broad definition that will completely remove “Altern-Emos” from the picture. Real Emos don’t listen to very much if any mainstream music, whether it be Death-core metal, or underground indie, it is usually not heard of by anyone other than the people in that subculture. They usually write a lot of poetry about love, life, friends, or the lack of all the above. Emo’s are very interested in art that has hidden meanings or dark symbolism imbedded in it, and most of the time only the artist knows what the symbolism is or what the hidden meaning of his/her picture or poetry is. They may or may not be involved with their family, depending on the person. Emos almost always have gone through trying Family or friend situations and while trying to deal with it turned to music and art, which usually leads them to being full fledged Emo.
Hardcore Emo Music

Bring Me the Horizon
Arch Enemy
The Devil Wears Parada
The Black Dahlia Murder
3 Inches of Blood
Oh, Sleeper
War From a Harlots Mouth
Suicide Silence
Cradel of Filth
Ozzy Osborne
*note: Many of these bands are not Emo them selves but Emo Kids may listen to them any way.

Indie Mellow-core music

The Mary Onetts
LCD Soundsystem
British Sea Power
The Faming Lips
The Black Ghosts
Tegan And Sarah
The Moldy Peaches
Shiny Toy Guns
New Pornographers
The Spill Canvas
*note: Many of these bands are not Emo them selves but Emo Kids may listen to them any way.

by Mars Man May 29, 2008
an annoying boy or girl that spends their time complaining about the world they live in saying that "nobody understands them" and that "they aren't accepted"
An emo kid listens to emo music suck as Coheed and Cambria, or Fall out Boy, etc.
An emo's characteristics:
Thick rimmed square black glassses
tight pants
stud belt
emo kid- my life sucks man. I hate it. nobody understands me! i'm going to go self mutilate now. *tears*
Other emo kid- Dude! i feel your pain. here are some tissues. make sure you clean the blade when ur done. Nobody wants blood all over the place now do they?
by mypinkninja December 23, 2005
Gay Kid, and not gay as in touches boys, because that is a personal preference and of no objection to any open minded person, gay as in a whiny ass little bitch who wants to be recognized for wearing his moms pants and makeup.
emo kid is the douchebag who thinks hes different because he has now conformed to modern pop culture, you know him, and you know you want to kick his ass
by jer10 December 11, 2005

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