A very overrated school function that is basically a money maker for the school.

Usually the ones that go to prom are

1. Steady couples
2. The popular girls dating the popular guys
3. Horny creepy looking guys looking to get laid
4. A few, not too many, random couples that just want to go
5. A few people that just can't get a date but still go just to "say you been there." Usually are a little chubby, gay, or socially inept.

When you get there, you eat food in the weirdest combinations like lasagna and mashed potatoes and dance to stuff that you hear on Top 40 at Wal Mart or something off the local urban station.
Prom is overated; I rather spend my money on something more important, my college education.
by Kyle 230 August 13, 2009
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the main cause of a high teen pregnancy rate in the United States
"Dude, I totally did that girl at prom!"
"She looks pregnant"

(silence)
by Broncosox May 07, 2009
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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
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Waste. Of. Money.
You have to pay obscene amounts of money for a god damn dance. Prom means you have to buy a Dress/Tux, Ticket, Limo, hotel, dinner, etc.
by realitydoe January 07, 2012
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Something Your future employers are not going to ask you about or care about.
Human Resources Person: "So, what sort of experience do have for this job?"

Trendoid Preppyuppie Throwback: "Well, I went to my senior prom in a stretch limo that cost my father...."

Human Resources Person: "Uh, that's not what I asked you. Do you or do you not have experience? Hmmmm?"

Trendoid Preppyuppie Throwback: "Well, uh....my father's rich and I dated a cheerleader and....did I mention I went to the prom?"

Human Resources Person: "NEXT!!"
by Carl J. Maltese May 10, 2007
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(noun) formal dance, usually in the springtime.

for high school juniors and seniors, and the occasional underclassman who gets asked by a desperate upperclassman.

slightly overrated.

some may experience a 'creative' way of being asked to the dance.
'creative' way of asking: someone painting 'PROM?' on the hood of your brand new car with paint that actually doesn't wash off. you deny him, but take the homemade cookies he made for you, because shit, your car is fucked.
by hellen4you November 14, 2009
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