What is emo short for?


Emo is an abbreviation for "emotional" that is used to describe a person whose emotions are all over the place. An emo person is hard to predict since he may be happy one minute and sad the next minute.

Teenagers are often called emo because they're pretty moody but the label can be applied to all ages. Emo people tend to listen to music with a whiny lead singer, wear black clothing and have their hair in their face.


She's been really emo since her dog went missing
An emo kid meme
An emo kid meme

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Updated June 7, 2018

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