Definition of YOLO in English:

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YOLO

Pronunciation: /ˈyōlō/

abbreviation

informal
You only live once (expressing the view that one should make the most of the present moment without worrying about the future, and often used as a rationale for impulsive or reckless behavior): I just ordered $40 worth of Chinese food. But YOLO, right? [as modifier]: the YOLO mentality has swept young adult generations
More example sentences
  • I'm tempted to shout 'YOLO' at him, but remember I'm not 14.
  • Perhaps you plan to shout YOLO while jumping into something in the future.
  • Despite the cries of YOLO across the internet, you don't only get one chance in life to do what you want.

Origin

1980s: acronym.

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