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a state of mental or emotional strain caused by the fear of missing out.

• Evolutionary biology - an omnipresent anxiety brought on by our cognitive ability to recognize potential opportunities: The brothers had last-slice fomo as they stared at what was left of pizza.

• (with subject) desire to do something, typically accompanied by unease.

• A form of social anxiety - a compulsive concern that one might miss an opportunity or satisfying event, often aroused by posts seen on social media websites.

by Johnny FOMO September 4, 2013
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Billy's fomo grew stronger when all of his friends had tickets to the upcoming show! Against all good reasoning he went to the venue anyways without tickets!
by Gianniboy March 6, 2009
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Verb. Used among some ebay sellers as a method to ship coffee mugs. First the mug is wrapped in tissue, then padded in bubblewrap, then boxed and placed inside a USPS padded priority flat rate mailer.
I fomo'd the mug, so it cost about six dollars less to ship.
by Ebaysive Poster March 10, 2014
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1) A fake homosexual - someone who carries certain affectations or embodies certain personality characteristics and/or behaviors usually associated with male homosexuals.
2) A homosexual male who purposefully enhances his 'image' by adopting behaviors associated with more outrageous 'out' individuals.
Person #1 to affected individual: "You're such a Fomo"
by Roma E June 6, 2006
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That fomo was at the bar the other day with someone else.
by Aladsuredness March 17, 2017
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