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An acronym for 'you only live once'

This motto is similar to the mottoes 'you've only got once chance to live' or 'enjoy it while you can'. People often use these phrases to persuade their friends to take risks or do something they normally wouldn't do

The phrase has been a motto for people for a long time, but the shortened version, YOLO, has gained popularity since the release of the song "The Motto" by Drake and Tyga.

They reference the term in their rap, saying,

"you only live once, that's the motto, ni**a YOLO."

In many cases, though, the term has been blown out of proportion and teenagers over use it by hash-tagging it in pictures and wall posts on Facebook because it's become trendy.
Austen: Billy, I know it's a Sunday and we have school tomorrow but we should just go out and skip studying for finals.

Billy: Alright....we might as well.

Austen. YOLO, we're rebels!
by matrix565 January 29, 2012
 
1.
Abbreviation for: you only live once
The dumbass's excuse for something stupid that they did
Also one of the most annoying abbreviations ever....
Guy 1: "Hey i heard u got that girl pregnant"

Dumbass 1: " Ya man but hey YOLO"

Guy 1: "Hey i heard that you broke ur leg falling off the balcony at that party"
Dumbass 1: "Ya but hey YOLO"
by ShLuBsTeR July 21, 2012
 
2.
The douchebag mating call.
Douchebag: YOLO

*women start humping his leg*
by DeadTheBBQ July 07, 2012
 
3.
"carpe diem" for stupid people
dude 1: "i'm gonna go smoke poison ivy and see if my lungs get a rash. yolo!

dude 2: "why doesn't he just say carpe diem? it sounds way better.

dude 3: "stupid people don't speak latin. thats why they say yolo"
by ozball21 July 05, 2012
 
4.
"I'm fairly certain YOLO is just Carpe Diem for stupid people."

~Jack Black
I hate it when people say YOLO. It annoys me so much.
by Unknown284756372 July 22, 2012
 
5.
Yolo=
Y: Shut
O: The
L: Fuck
O: Up
When you think about using Yolo, just shut the fuck up.
by Murph Murph May 04, 2012
 
6.
'YOLO', meaning You Only Live Once, is a viral quote most popularly used by prepubescent girls, but the range is undoubtedly in the teenage community. Anyone who uses YOLO in defence of their stupidity and sinful actions should be hanged, or the method of execution available widely in the state this person lives in. Such places like Texas, which still use the electric chair, or Germany who could make an exception with gas chambers, are prime examples of execution methods acceptable for the annihilation of YOLO'ers. Help us fight the fight, share this with your friends on Facebook, and defeat the almighty (and nerdy, prepubescent) YOLO army.
Me: Why the hell would you do that?
Person: Because YOLO.

*I shoot Person in the face for such sinful acts against the English language.*

Me: This serves as a warning to people who think they're NEW and ORIGINAL for using one of the most annoying pieces of shit to touch the interwebs.
by Wuskar June 28, 2012
 
7.
You Obviously Lack Originality
annoying bitch: Gonna dye my hair orange cause YOLO!
smart people: You Obviously Lack Originality... cunt.
by ispeakdatruthhhh July 18, 2012