What does YOLO mean?

An acronym that stands for "You Only Live Once". You say it when you're appreciating life or doing something new or adventurous.

YOLO

Other definitions of YOLO:

  • "You Only Live Once"
  • Stands for "You Only Live Once". Used to rationalize reckless behavior. First used in the late 1990s, and popularized in 2011 by Canadian rapper Drake in "The Motto".
  • You Only Live Once. It's about the attitude, not about the actual words. It's like saying, Yeah, sure, why not!

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How to use the term
YOLO:

  • YOLO! You gotta look for new experiences!

  • Parent: Do your homework.
    Me: Come on, YOLO, let's go get ice cream instead!

  • Just before we lost him, he reminded us that life is precious by screaming "YOLO" when he took the leap.


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References:

YOLO (feat. Adam Levine & Kendrick Lamar) | thelonelyisland, YouTube

  • A TV Show that mentions "YOLO."
  • A comedic song from The Lonely Island, from their 2013 album "The Wack Album".

    The song makes fun of the phrase by taking it literally — the members and guests are extremely paranoid and giving "uncool" advice about being safe.

    The song premiered on Saturday Night Live.

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Drake - The Motto (Explicit) ft. Lil Wayne, Tyga

  • A Song that mentions "YOLO."
  • The 2011 single from Canadian rapper Drake. The single features the phrase YOLO, which also appeared on many other tracks from the mixtape.

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