Definition of FOMO in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfəʊməʊ/


[mass noun] informal
Anxiety that an exciting or interesting event may currently be happening elsewhere, often aroused by posts seen on social media: I realized I was a lifelong sufferer of FOMO
More example sentences
  • While FOMO has been a constant companion of mine, it has never been as powerful as it is right now.
  • I keep relentlessly busy because I suffer from FOMO, or fear of missing out.
  • His new Austin restaurant QUI is opening in mid-May, but he says the potential FOMO of missing the cruise far outweighed the stress of temporarily abandoning the preparations.


Early 21st century: abbreviation of fear of missing out.

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