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One that secretly is "emo" but does not dress it or have an emo cut. Usually remains limited to emo music, in private only.
Brandon is such a closet-emo, he listens to Underoath, Fall Out Boy, Senses Fail, and Saosin, but he still dresses like a wigga/downe boy.
by Brandon Fitz May 24, 2005
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Closet-emo (or closet emo)
Someone who engages in acts very similar to the emo subculture, whether it be by listening to "emotional" bands such as Hawthorne Heights or Panic! At the Disco or writes depressed broken heart poetry, but tries to keep the "extracurricular activities" secret from friends and peers.

Closet Emos sometimes have physical aspects similar to normal emos, as they may have dyed black hair an extremeley pale complexion, however paleness may be an attribute to an extreme gamer. However, for them most part they look relativly normal.

The Closet emo has become a rarety in later dates, since the commercialisation of the emo and emo subculture, emos no longer needing to fear the highschool football captian bashing them up for wareing eyeliner.
Guy: You dye your hair black! Youre a closet emo.
Girl: His hairs DYED BLACK? Fuck, it looks natural.
Closet-emo: You wouldn't know if I was a closet emo, Twiggy, since id be in the closet, which you cant open
Guy: I can so work a door! (goes and opens doors and closes it)
by Feary December 04, 2006
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One who looks normal but secretly listens to 30 seconds to mars, panic at the disco and angel in the swamp. trys to act all hard with his peers and superiors but in real life is a bitch ass punk.(see Nelson)
Nelson has such a badass CBR 600. Too bad I caught him crying while he was listening to the Black Parade. He is such a closet emo.
by Porn*100 April 16, 2009
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Says their not emo, probably has never self-harmed (SAYS THAT MAKES THEM NOT EMO), owns one mainstream band t-shirt, and secretly hates them self. wears darker clothes but not black, and wears heavy eye makeup.

probably identify as grunge, or punk but lets be real we know they're probably more scared to admit their emo than a gay kid at bible camp.
debby is a closet emo
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by ThAtBiTcHdebbra May 04, 2017
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