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FOMO Syllabification: FO·MO
Pronunciation: /ˈfōmō/

Definition of FOMO in English:


Anxiety that an exciting or interesting event may currently be happening elsewhere, often aroused by posts seen on a social media website: I realized I was a lifelong sufferer of FOMO
More example sentences
  • Get yourself a ticket rather than deal with the guaranteed FOMO you'll experience later.
  • Constant real-time awareness - through Facebook check-ins and Twitter updates - of the fun everyone is having can spark the instant insecurity of FOMO, or fear of missing out.
  • If you didn't see it this week, the oft-cited current cultural trend "FOMO", fear of missing out, will get you tuning in next week.


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

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