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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noun.

A word that has recently been overused in the American English vocabulary. It has been automatically bestowed upon people in the law enforcement, armed forces, or fire/rescue services, as well as presidents. I.e. police officers, soldiers, and fire fighters and paramedics. A hero, however, does not require wearing a uniform or be involved in such professions listed above.

The basic definition of a hero is one who does not recognize such declarations bestowed upon them by others and accomplishes an act or acts which are deemed extraordinary and exceeds the call of duty. This act or acts usually involves the intention or consequence of saving another person(s) life or rescuing another from impending harm.
"Did you hear what Tony did? He jumped into a pool of alligators and rescued a little girl. He is such a hero! And to think I never noticed him in the accounting department!", fawns the blonde bombshell to her voluptuous and stacked brunette friend.
by ScJones December 2, 2011
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Someone who opens a door on call of duty zombies even though they have the least amount of points.
Player 1 : I'll open the door to the stage
Player 2 : But you have the least amount of points
Player 1 : I know, but I'm doing it anyway
Player 2 : Thanks player 2, you're a hero
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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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A derogatory term used to describe someone who tries way too hard at delivering peace or justice in which the matters are trivial and not worth bothering about.

The persons intentions of being a HERO is usually to receive applause or gratitude from others
You are a HERO because you yelled at someone who crossed the road without waiting for the lights to go green when no cars were coming.
by SUBZEROHERO96 September 23, 2011
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"Hey Anthony, I just saved a women from being raped!"
"Wow Mike! You really are A Hero!"
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