1. to kill oneself, especially over something trivial

2. someone who kills himself, especially over something trivial

The term originated in a poorly written eulogy posted on the MySpace memorial page of a boy who shot himself after he lost his iPod. The poem frequently referred to the boy as "an hero." Though the use of "an" with words beginning with 'h' is acceptable when the letter is silent--as in many varieties of British English--it was incorrect in this case, since the author did not write the rest of the poem in British English. The use of "an" before "hero" might also be inferred to be a careless error from the many other instances of poor style and grammar found in the rest of the source material.

The term subsequently gained wide acceptance as a means to refer to those, such as the aforementioned boy, who kill themselves. Though the term is frequently applied to people who kill themselves needlessly, many famous, easily justifiable suicides are regarded as an heroes (e.g. Adolf Hitler).

Considering its origins, the term should be used with caution. Most are unfamiliar with the term, and those who are familiar with it may be offended at its use, especially when it is used in reference to a deceased loved one.
He was such an hero, to take it all away ... He was an hero, to take that shot, to leave us all behind ... He was an hero, to take that shot, In life it wasn't his task, He shouldn't have had to go that way, before an decade'd past. ... Lacking, nevermore, He died an hero, Mitchell did, And we'll love him forevermore.

Robert an heroed himself on live television.
by cummy_fingers May 23, 2010
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1) Committing suicide over something really stupid.

2) Failing to commit suicide over something really stupid.

3) Doing something stupid, which results in accidentally killing yourself.

4) Also sometimes used on the work safe boards for someone who deliberately posts porn, which is considered both "suicidal" (due to the ban that usually follows), but truly heroic.

Term originates from a grammatically incorrect poem posted at a myspace memorial for a boy (Mitchell) who killed himself when he couldn't find his ipod.
Yasmin Browder hung herself when her mother didn't let her watch big brother; she is an hero.
by Maritza Manga May 18, 2007
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To commit suicide, most often told to someone who has failed miserably.
That's the most worthless idea ever; go become an hero.
by The Sound Defense October 29, 2006
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When you pwn yourself IRL for a really really funny reason.
habbo: i can't get in the pool.
NlGRA: the pool is closed. the pool has aids.
*habbo becomes an hero.
by BloodyStool September 11, 2007
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1)A person who has committed suicide. Note that this term is not generally used for people that use suicide as a warfare tactic (such as kamikaze pilots or suicide bombers) UNLESS they fail to acheive their objective while killing themselves.

2) Someone who does something so dangerously stupid that it results in their death, effectively accidentally comitting suicide.
Budd Dwyer became an hero.
by Ace Crikey December 7, 2006
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A person who learns that he or she has been fired, laid-off, or otherwise eliminated from employment by virtue of an email or memo detailing how great their service to the company has been.
Joe learned that he had become an hero when the big boss sent everyone an email thanking him for the great job he'd done for the company and wishing him well on his future endeavors.
by hot east August 1, 2012
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A term meaning of a person who commit suicide over something insignificant. It was created when the people would've said an idiot, but stammered to create "an hero".
An idiot: I'm an hero.
by spi.. July 21, 2007
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