People usually become emo when a lot of stress is in their lives. They cut themselves. The most common place they cut themselves is their wrists. It could also be anywhere else though. They find it pleasurable and they think that this physical pain will cover up their emotional pain.

Emo people usually wear black or gray clothing. Skinny jeans, eyeliner, skeletons (not always but mostly)and baggy sweaters are common for the typical emo person.

Their hair is usually black also. Side-bangs that cover most of one side of their face is very common.

An emo person tends to not talk to a lot people. They keep to themselves most of the time and are usually VERY skinny

Jamal: Did you see Jake today at school?
Mariposa: Yea. When he asked me for a piece of gum today, I saw his wrists.
Jamal: What did they look like?
Mariposa: There was blood stains and scars everywhere.
Jamal: O well that's nice *sarcastically*
Mariposa: I think he's emo.
Jamal: No duhhh
додав A-LEE-NUH 1 Квітень 2009
There are 2 possible variations of this word.

1. A person who due to circumstances, more often than not out of his control, is in a depressed state wherein the person can be happy and outgoing one moment to depressed and distant the next. Doesnt always have to dress in dark colors or have dark hair but is sometimes a sterotypical characteristic than may or may not be true in said case.

2. A person who actually has little wrong with their life but tells everyone they do as to attract attention. It is thought that by doing this they may be 'cool' or 'in' but in reality is not being who they are and is closely related to 'scene'
1. "Hey guys, you wanta hang after school today?"
After school
"Sorry guys, i just cant hang out right now... i dont even want to talk to anyone."

2. "When i go to this new school i think im gonna change my look. I hear 'emo' is popular there so ill stop by the store and get some hair dye and dark clothes"
додав tensa_zangetsu999 29 Серпень 2008
A word that people who are snobish and tend to range from jocks to preps enjoy defining, to make them feel superior and important. Said people are incapable of realizeing that they are the ones who created said emo.
jackass: "i define you as an emo therefore you MUST cut yourself, smoke dope, keep a diary, dress like a fag, hide behind your hair, and cry to your my chemical romance CD."
додав UOMeAnIOU 13 Січень 2009
its basically described by society as a type of person or is basiclly a insult all together but in real cases its a type of music evolved from punk rock just like many other that evolved from punk rock as well. In Standards emo is dead well not nesicarly dead but lets just say is not
so "easy" to find a REAL emo band now a days. If you people didnt know before Hawthorne Heights isnt emo and all the other bands out there such as like my chemical romance and what not are also not emo MCR is post punk or pop punk so is HH basically because most/all of there lyrics are sad or deperessing were in real life emo is about the instrumentals yes there a some emo music with no lyrics yes i know its ODD~~~~ the genre of emo orignated in the 1980s time period 1986 is basically the most accurate time period and died out in the early 1990s and pop punk is suppose to be there so called "resurrection" the whole clothing thing has nothing to do with emo. Emo was basically all about the music they basically did have a clothing to go with it but it was basic and not focused on the clothing was basically solid pocket tees and no brand clothing with earth colors black ,white, brown ect.

Now a days what you see tellum haircuts and multi colored hair and skinny jeans and stripped leggings and billions of more other things people call "emo" are actually "scene" Scene is a type of fashion that again originated from punk and has some of its aspects and like i said is called EMO by stupid people that have no knowledge at all and try to make people feel low and bad about them selfs.
Emo is also a stereotype which is not a true because a music can not be a person or anyother thing cause its impossiable. The Stereotype is that most of people that are apart of 3m0 are typically sad all day hate there life are gay cross dress and so on when in real life all this is untrue people just make up these fibs to make people or mad or just because they dont like the style or w.e and try to cause other people to hate that w.e thing it is and other people to harm it.

Some people actually try to make emo w.e a cult or something thats just stupid it is the real ordeal is its music that has died out and some other thing ressurected from and is totally different i think its wrong to separte your self from sociey yes it good to be different but separting your self or trying to be in a cult is wrong because with or with out the clothes or hair or acsessories your still a human being.

i personally like some real emo bands and i have my share of pop punk bands that i like i like all kinds of music i think theres good in all music but im just sick of these little groups or w.e that are trying to be created trying to dress in a particaller style and listening to only one type of music or w.e gets boring, limits your you fun intake ability and everything there are no phiscal border that says NO DONT GO INTO HOT TOPIC YOUR NOT LIKE THAT OMG ITS SOOO WRONQ people made clothes to sell they dont give a shit if you it likes right on you they just sell it to get money and if you think it really looks wrong on you then dont fucking wear it all clothes are the same just the fabric and design and how you wear it is different and creating group and such are ruining peoples choices and basically life because they are limiting people clothing choices and mixing clothing is bascially POSERISSHHH :| come on thats stupid im just really pissed off and amazed how this is a big fucking deal wear what you want and talk to the people you want listen to music you want and stfu if you want to be cool you wont waste fucking 600000000 dollars on clothes just to talk to angelina or micheal or just to be cool its just pointless.

For all you stupid people out there get your shit straight before you start talking and care about yourself and other fucking stuff that matter, and posers if being cool is fucking importaunt and following fashion and stuff is a need go ahead and waste 90343254235323255 dollars your just wasting your time
Jim: -sees kid in a MCR shirt- EMOOOOO!!!

Kim: wow your stupid do you know wtf emo is you retarted


Kim: guess you didnt gradiuate kindergarten yet huh gtfo -curb stomps-
додав LAWLCANOO 14 Серпень 2008
a kid who dresses a certain way (tighter clothing) and is usually happy and fun to be around. this is the real emo. the fake emo is the one who is the child of loaded parents and then cuts the hell out of themselves thinkin their life is so bad while listening to the pink spiders on their 30 gig Ipod and looking at the credit card their daddy just bought them.
FAKE: Im so emo. Let me grab my razor and my credit card and ill go buy myself an ipod.

REAL: *turns on the radio* hey its MCR!! *turns to friend and says* hey lets dance and have some fun, eh? *they proceed to dance and have ALOT of fun*
додав teddy bear of doom 9 Червень 2007
emotive hardcore- what emo stands for. emo is NOT short for emotional. An emo does NOT sit at home all day slitting their wrists. It is a following of emocore, hardcore, or scremo music. derived from the 80's typically there kinda geeky scene kids, but instead of being shallow and self centered they prefere to stick to things that are more important and meaningful.
some one who is emo doesnt care they get shouted at (by chevs) that there odd
додав becky carter 26 Жовтень 2006
emos are people who listen to punk or hardcore punk, they were black alot and hang out in small groups listning to music. Some are deppressed and some arnt im an emo but im not depressed so fuck off stupid chavs who fink that we all want to die slowely!!
were all emos:-
im an emo, my mate ben, my mate nicole, and the rest of my mates
додав emo 4 eva 28 Квітень 2006

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