A young middle schooler who realized that punk was bullshit but did not make a step further. Emo kids (also known as "stupid scenester punks") act depressed 24/7, key word is act. These young souls are often seen at Salvation Army Outlets, "shows" (what emo kids call concerts) and at Hot Topic. They only listen to music and bands that no one has heard of, because ofcourse if someone else knows about these bands, they obviously have sold out and now suck.
"I like my emo kid with a side of tissues and candy ass."
af Jason K 1. marts 2004
Someone who will sit around and wish they knew how to make themselves cry because there 16-year-old life with there parents 6 figure a year job is just fine. They often comment on killing themslve but never do. They sit around and talk about how deep the lyris are even though they are too whiny to be understood.
"I want to put this cold blade to my warm vein and lay in a sea of red!"
2 weeks later
"Im going to put this .45 calibur to my forehead and paint my floor bright pink with sopts of red!"
2 weeks later
"I want to open this bottle, and stick overy little red pill ina cup and swallow, swalllow away the pain!"
And they never do it
af Diabolical 21. december 2003
One who purposely dresses differently, simply for the sake of being different, but without the actual understanding of real individuality.
See also punk or goth for the same definitions as have been mentioned prior to this one.
af A musician 4. september 2003
An Emo Kid is a term used to identify not one, but many different styles of dress, music and life styles, so this will be a rather broad definition. But, to make it easier, I will give the definition of only three different kinds of Emo kids. I am emo so I know what I am talking about.
1) There is the "Hard Core" Emo, who listens to very heavy music, usually made by under ground bands, but could possibly be semi mainstream. Examples of Hardcore Emo music would be bands such as Bring Me the Horizon, Arch Enemy, Berzeker, and others like that. These kids who are Hardcore Emos, dress in typical black and white, but are now moving to color, wearing lumberjack plaid and darker colors. They almost always have long hair, which is brushed over just above the eyebrows, not in front of but over. This is the kind of Emo that are not noticed as much as the others because they are not vocal about being Emo, but in all actuality they are the most common form of "Emo".
2) Now we come to the more stereotypical Emo, the one that listens to mellow Indie music and cries a lot (even though they don’t, a lot of people think they do). These Emo's are Emo even though they don't wear all black; instead they wear light colored cloths like white button down shirts and pale green scarves. Unlike the other forms of Emo Kids, you will rarely see these kids in Hot Topic, they more like thrift stores, or GAP, or sometimes American Eagle and Hollister (I know, it's really surprising!) We, in the Emo Subculture, call these kids Indie Emo, or just Emo. They listen to slightly more known bands like Death Cab for Cutie, Gym Class Heroes, Snow Patrol, and Playradioplay!. (Note to editor, Playradioplay! is the actual band name so don't "correct" that particular grammar mistake) These Emos are actually pretty rare to find, but they start most of the Emo styles.
3) Now this kind of “Emo” makes the rest of us in the subculture pretty mad. Now I will tell you why: because they aren’t, but they are the most vocal about being Emo. They are the ones who listen to bands like My Chemical Romance, Three Days Grace, and all the other mainstream bands that real Emo Kids hate (Nothing against those bands if you happen to like them, but real Emo Kids just don’t like them). They are the kids who give Emos a bad name, with wrist slitting, crying a lot, and “Emo Kissing”. Real Emo’s call these kids, “Wanna-be Emo”, or if they are being nice, “Altern-Emo’s”. They are not real Emo’s. Most of these Kids are bi or homosexual in some form or another.

The point to all of this is that I got on here and, as an Emo, got annoyed by the people out side the Emo subculture trying to define an Emo. I kept seeing only the definition of the "Altern-Emo", so i thought i would put some light on this subject.

So now to a more broad definition that will completely remove “Altern-Emos” from the picture. Real Emos don’t listen to very much if any mainstream music, whether it be Death-core metal, or underground indie, it is usually not heard of by anyone other than the people in that subculture. They usually write a lot of poetry about love, life, friends, or the lack of all the above. Emo’s are very interested in art that has hidden meanings or dark symbolism imbedded in it, and most of the time only the artist knows what the symbolism is or what the hidden meaning of his/her picture or poetry is. They may or may not be involved with their family, depending on the person. Emos almost always have gone through trying Family or friend situations and while trying to deal with it turned to music and art, which usually leads them to being full fledged Emo.
Hardcore Emo Music

Bring Me the Horizon
Arch Enemy
The Devil Wears Parada
The Black Dahlia Murder
3 Inches of Blood
Oh, Sleeper
War From a Harlots Mouth
Suicide Silence
Cradel of Filth
Ozzy Osborne
*note: Many of these bands are not Emo them selves but Emo Kids may listen to them any way.

Indie Mellow-core music

The Mary Onetts
LCD Soundsystem
British Sea Power
The Faming Lips
The Black Ghosts
Tegan And Sarah
The Moldy Peaches
Shiny Toy Guns
New Pornographers
The Spill Canvas
*note: Many of these bands are not Emo them selves but Emo Kids may listen to them any way.

af Mars Man 29. maj 2008
ew emo kids are annoying most of them anyway
LIFE isnt all about relating to sad music.
geez eat some oreos and get fat and happy.
emo kids in society:
im just relating to some sad music. life sucks and i can relate to that because my life is so bad.

emo kid with friends:

emo kid with friends insulting non-emos:
Look at them. pretending to be happy.
emo kid #1: why are they talking smack about emo kids?
emo kid #2: its because they dont know what we have to struggle with.
emo kid #1: yeah geez our lifes are hard. they dont even know!
emo kid #2: like yeah for real my parents are always on my back about my homework and stuff
emo kid #1: yeah for real i know what you mean
af ethnically aware kid 7. juni 2006
Root: Emo - Short for Emotional (Emotional Rock, Emotional Punk, Emotion Core)
Kid - not quite a child, not yet an adult

A member of a once-sub-culture born after the death of punk and the rise of power-pop - which has become the latest pop culture. Its identity and entity exist in the ideas that no one understands the emo kid quite like "this" music singer does. Buys effeminate clothing at Hot Topic, sometimes salvation army lends a hand, or takes hand-me-downs.

Proof of these "emo kids" being the current pop culture exist in the numbers. Hot Topic sells more merchandise per square foot than Walmart (The retail store for 90% of the other American cultures combined).

Despite numbers and despite proof, these subjects consider themselves unique, misunderstood, and unidentifiable.

Emo kids rely on their parents to feed, clothe, and shelter them in most cases, yet resent any advice or love broadcast from them (which, sadly, such love is usually the cure for this ailment). Although currently large in numbers and have a stable habitat on myspace.com, the emo kids will become a quickly dying breed, simply because brooding, listening to music, depression, and angst do not make for self-sustainence nor proper job skills.
The emo kid at the mall is waiting for his mom to pick him up. He just stopped by Hot Topic to return his studded gloves and chick pants. He will blog about this on myspace when he gets home.
af CorporateX 26. april 2006
A music genre and scene derived from the hardcore punk movement. This wishy washy form of music and its trendy pseudo cool fans immerse them selves in misery and despair to generate the image of a deep feeling,deep thinking individual, when in fact they are just dumb rich kids looking for attenttion.
Emo kids dont just look like dorks, they are dorks.
af sacred357 12. december 2003

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