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1) Prom in the USA is a big event at the end of the last year at school. The general idea for most students is to get as drunk as possible and lose your virginity, possibly, but not necessarily, to the person who is your date. Anyone who is going to be able to handle the real world will either hate the prom or just won't go.

2) In the UK prom is a similar event, but much lower-scale; ie. held in the school or a nasty village hall in the middle of nowhere. The basic principle is the same: terrible music, a shoddy yearbook, cool kids being even more horrible and shallow than usual and humiliation for the lame kids. if you have any intentions of losing your virginity after the UK prom, you are very much mistaken. The likelyhood is that you either go with a friend of the opposite sex because neither of you could get a real date, or you get a real date who ends up leaving with your slutty friend. The food gives you diarrhea, or you puke from too much cheap alcohol, or (if you are a girl) you will get your period and everyone will see. The night ends with an after party usually, where somebody's house gets trashed- if anyone is going to lose their virginity at all, it'll happen here. Classy.
1) OMG, I like sooo can't wait until prom night!

2)Cool kid: Urgh, do you seriously think he's gonna want to go to prom with you?
Lame kid: No. Hence me not going, seeing as you're just going to have sex with him to spite me anyway.
by gembird November 22, 2006
 
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To the students: an excuse for horny young teenagers to get together for a night of drinking, fornication and promiscuity, how romantic!

To business: a corporate-controlled/ promoted high school "institution" that makes the dress shops, hairdressers, flowershops, limo companies, suit rental places, etc more wealthy.

To the students who don't get to go: a lifelong regret, an occasion that fat chicks can not get a date for.Makes more people unhappy than any one other thing in highschool...
I borrowed Dad's car, then spent $400 on renting a suit, buying flowers, tickets to the prom, some liquor and a locket on a chain for her. Oh, and condoms. She bought a dress, got her hair and 20 nails done, bought shoes,tear-off underwear,a purse, and got a horrendous period an hour before midnight.
So she gave me a blowjob just like any other date, and she's still a virgin.
by Jake February 03, 2004
 
2.
a place where everyone but me gets some
everybody got fucked at the prom
by Hornball April 30, 2004
 
3.
syn. "prom night"
1. parental-advised prostitution
2. one of America's shining examples of the double-standard, where teenage boys and girls are expected to be wholesome and whores/players at the same time.
"Oh my gawd, our Shoshana looks so buh-yootie-full. And Tyrone is so taw-ull, dock and handsuhm." (translation = if Shoshana doesn't come home wearing Tyrone's DNA as eye-liner, she'll actually have to work for a living or Tyrone must be gay.)
by Professor X May 03, 2003
 
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Another place for losers to listen to repetitious music, while the nice, sensative guys that girls claim to want sit at home in the dark, silently weeping. "Bitter, Me?"
I am not at all bitter about not ever going to prom.
by Vash September 14, 2003
 
5.
The night in high school involving the loss of a lot of money and a lot of virginity. Underclass prom ho's agree to go with social pariahs just to get there, and in the end, it's just another awful high school dance. Prom also usually results in an epidemic of eating disorders among girls. Low-level, parent-approved prostitution: the girls get dressed up, the guys pay for everything, they get them off. Popular post-prom destinations include the shore or cheap hotel rooms.
I'm a total loser, but I can get the hottest freshman to go to prom with me!
by Mary Jane February 21, 2005
 
6.
Legalized prostitution taken to the extreme. You take a girl out for the most expensive date she will ever see and bank on the off chance you'll get some.
FACT: The average prom costs $800 for a couple to attend.
PROBABILITY: It will end poorly.

I know lots of cool college guys and they all wish they never went to thier prom.
by PeaTearGriffin May 11, 2005
 
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An event that stupid people think is the "pinnacle of you high school career". Really it's just a way for guys to pay $300 and girls $150 to bone each other. You prance around like an idiot to crappy rap music. Some people feel like they missed out on something important because they skipped prom. Those people are retards.
Douche Bag:"Dude, you goin to Prom next Saturday"
Pro:"Fuck no shits a waste of money"
Douche Bag:"ha you just couldn't get a date"
Pro:"Well I'll be fucking your mom on saturday does that count as a date?"
by Todd Olson May 07, 2007