YODO

What Does YODO Mean?

YODO means "You Only Die Once" or "You Only Dump Once."

You Only Die Once

When used with the meaning "You Only Die Once," the abbreviation YODO is an antonym of (i.e., it has the opposite meaning to) the phrase YOLO (You Only Live Once). In contrast to YOLO, YODO is used to describe a cautious approach to making life choices.

It is commonly believed that the term YODO was invented to criticize the type of reckless and dangerous behavior typically posted online with the hashtag #YOLO. Subsequently, #YODO has become a popular way to mock those who overuse #YOLO on social media.

You Only Dump Once

When used with the meaning "You Only Dump Once," YODO means that you should never get back with someone that you have jilted.

Summary of Key Points

First Definition for YODO

YODO means "You Only Die Once." This is the most common definition for YODO on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter.

YODO
Definition:You Only Die Once
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Second Definition for YODO

YODO also means "You Only Dump Once."

YODO
Definition:You Only Dump Once
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

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When I write YODO, I mean this:

meaning of YODO
YODO also means "You Only Dump Once."

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Examples of YODO in Sentences

Here are examples of YODO being used in conversations:
  • Hannah: Woohoo! Vodka shots and flaming Sambucca! YOLO!
  • Abi: Yaye! Alcohol poisoning and renal failure! YODO.
  • (Here, YODO means "You Only Die Once.")
  • Meghan: I'm going to tell your mum exactly what I think of her stupid public duties!
  • Harry: Steady on, Megs! YODO.
  • (Here, YODO means "You Only Die Once.")
  • Sharon: I'm going to get back with Jake.
  • Lauren: Really? Not a good idea. YODO. As my granny always used to say.
  • (Here, YODO means "You Only Dump Once.")

An Academic Look at YODO

YODO is an acronym (i.e., an abbreviation spoken like a word). Acronyms differ from initialism abbreviations, which are pronounced using their individual letters.

YODO is typically used as a standalone declarative sentence (i.e., a statement). It is not often used as another part of speech within a wider sentence.

What Did We Use To Say?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "Don't be stupid" instead of using YODO with the meaning "You Only Die Once."

Example of YODO Used in a Text

 
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See Also

Selves-isolating (Locking down with a partner) TC (Take Care) TCCIC (Take Care 'Cause I Care) TCFN (Take Care For Now) TCGB (Take Care, God Bless) TCOY (Take Care Of Yourself) ITAI (I'll Think About It) LMT (Let Me Think) MMT (Makes Me Think) TAI (Think About It) TBYS (Think Before You Speak) TOTT (Think On These Things) YT (You Think?) Digital Dating Abbreviations, Acronyms & Slang Terms