YOLO, short for "you only live once," is an Internet phrase that obtained a large following in late 2011 and early 2012. It used to be used to express appreciation of life's little things and opportunities, but has since been butchered by being used with any action or phrase.
"omfg lol just killed a homeless guy for another cardboard box #YOLO"

"lmfao i want to see if i can juggle soap in prison and get away with it!!!!11!1!1!!!1! #YOLO"
by CipollaM926 March 27, 2012

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A new word that society replaced "swagg" with
It means you only live once
but some people spend more time saying it then actually doing it
Fell down the stairs today

Yolo !
by UselessTalent March 09, 2012

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You only live once,you only love Oreos,you only lick once
What dose yolo mean
by Ryanb23 May 27, 2015

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Yolo - You only live once . To let loose not caring what people say . To live you life doing what ever and living life on the edge .
Person 1 - should we jump off the slide ?

Person 2 - lets Yolo it

Person 1 - yes let's Yolo it
by Yolo10 April 14, 2015

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A shit excuse for doing what could be suicide or result in jail. It means you only live once, but thats because teens couldn't learn Carpe Diem
Some random kid at school: YOLO MUTHERFACKERS!!! *runs out*
Me: Did that kid LITERALLY just do say yolo and run?! *LMFAO*
by Motherfucking Mario July 16, 2014

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What fucking faggots say. Supposed to be said before doing something risky but most people use it before going out of the house in pajamas or with no makeup. An exuse to do something really stupid or really fucking gay.
"Dude, lets go to hollister and buy new 70$ pre ripped jeans!"
"Okay! Yolo!"
"Shutup you faggots!"
by Pissed Off White Nuk June 24, 2014

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a word that everybody thought drake the rapper made up but no. The phrase came from the song you only live once by suicide silence. Suicide Silence in a hardcore metal band. They were out of a singer for about a year after there lead screamer mitch lucker died in a terrible motorcycle crash. But they have recruited a new screamer named Eddie Hermida from the band All Shall Perish In The Morning. Yolo literally means you only live once. Which means you only live one life so live it to the fullest. But most dumbasses use this phrase like it is nothing like "I just broke my leg but yolo" NO!!!!! that is not the proper way to use it!!!! Basically drake stole this lyric from suicide silence because you only live once came out on may 24th 2011 and drakes song came out on December 7th 2011. All in all Suicide Silence came up with the phrase but Drake just made it popular to the stupid people around the world.
guy:hey im gonna jump off the roof cause yolo
Other guy: yolo is a suicide silence phrase and its you only live once and it doesn't mean do crazy things like that
by emily_carlileperry December 12, 2013

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