This page is about the slang term emo.

Meaning: a style of music and fashion that developed among American teens in the early 21st century

For example:

  • Emo kids love to wear tight black jeans, tight sweatshirts or T-shirts, and scarves, and they dye their hair black and grow long bangs to cover most of the face.

  • My brother has decided he's an emo kid, so he's taken to moping around in silence while looking like a sulky teenage vampire.

Origin: short for "emotional"

Quick Quiz:

Emo kids usually like to wear

a. tight dark clothes

b. loose light clothes

c. formal business clothes

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Contributor: Matt Errey