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What Does EMO Mean? 

By Elisha Baba


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You’re chatting online with someone when they use the term Emo, and you aren’t sure what they mean by it. Emo is a slang term often used on online platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

What Does EMO Mean? 

What Does Emo Mean?

Emo is a slang term used to describe someone who likes emo music. It is usually used to describe a teen, and they often dress in black and have black hair with colorful streaks. The emo look is completed with bangs that are long and cover part of the face.

Emo, as a slang term, came from the word “emotional” and gained popularity in the early 00s.

Emo music is not an official genre, but it is used to describe music that is depressing in nature. Some common Emo artists include Evanescence, Paramore, and Green Day. Some emo kids may consider suicide or engage in self-harm.

How to Use Emo

  • “Kayla is having an emo phase.”
  • “Ooo, he’s so emo.”
  • “This artist is a bit emo, don’t you think?”
  • “I’m feeling a bit emo.
  • “My style is emo.”
  • Emo is used to describe music, feelings, and a specific style, which includes a lot of black.

Using Emo the Right Way

Emo can be used as a noun or adjective. You can use it in a sentence to describe a person or as a modifier for a noun like style or hair. It can be challenging to use, and it is not recommended that you use it to describe anyone but yourself, as it can be seen as derogatory.

Emo Variations

There are currently no known variations of Emo.

Should you worry about your child using the word Emo?

While the word Emo and the style associated can be considered harmless, if you see your child identifying as emo, it is important to check in with their mental help. While some teens choose emo style because they like it, others choose it because they are depressed or engaging in self-harm. If you suspect your child may be attempting to injure or kill themselves, you should seek professional help immediately.