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Definition of emo noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (pl. emos)
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  1. 1[uncountable] a style of rock music that developed from punk, but has more complicated musical arrangements and deals with more emotional subjects
  2. 2[uncountable] a person who likes emo music and often follows emo fashion, wearing tight jeans and having long black hair. Emos are typically supposed to be emotional and sensitive and full of angst.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: emo