Meaning of YODO

What Does YODO Mean?

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

When used with the meaning "You Only Die Once", the abbreviation YODO is an antonym (meaning the opposite) 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 created to criticize reckless and dangerous behaviour which is often boasted about online using the term "You Only Live Once". YODO is becoming popular as a way to mock those who overuse the phrase YOLO in social media.

YODO is also used with the meaning "You Only Dump Once". In this context, YODO means that you should never go back to someone that you have dumped.
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. Here is some more information about YODO:

Definition:You Only Die Once
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Second Definition for YODO

YODO also means "You Only Dump Once":

Definition:You Only Dump Once
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers
An Image for YODO
When I write YODO, I mean this:

meaning of YODO
YODO ("You Only Die Once") is often used to mock those who behave stupidly and overuse YOLO ("You Only Live Once").

Examples of YODO in Sentences

Here are examples of YODO being used in conversations:
  • Steve: I'm thinking of going cliff diving. It is so cool.
  • Nick: Really? Be careful. YODO.
  • Hannah: Woohoo! Vodka shots and flaming Sambucca! YOLO.
  • Abi: Yaye! Alcohol poisoning and renal failure! YODO.

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 also used as a standalone declarative sentence (i.e., a statement). In other words, it is not always used as another part of speech within a wider sentence.

What Did We Used To Say?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "don't be stupid" instead of YODO.

A Text with YODO

Using YODO on a Cell Phone (SMS Texts, Whatsapp, and Yubl)


See Also

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