What does YOLO stand for?

You only live once

YOLO is a popular acronym that stands for "you only live once" and is used as a reminder to seize the day or take chances in life. It is pronounced as "yo-low" and is commonly used by tweens with a hashtag (#).

YOLO is a popular way to tell people to enjoy the moment or take a risk and is often used as an explanation for doing something stupid. The acronym was popularized by Drake's 2011 song "The Motto".


I'd say just go for it, yolo u know

YOLO means you only live once

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Updated February 13, 2017

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