FOMO

noun \ ˈfō-(ˌ)mō \

Definition of FOMO

plural FOMOs
informal : fear of missing out : fear of not being included in something (such as an interesting or enjoyable activity) that others are experiencing
  • Probably nursing a massive case of FOMO. That's what they're calling it these days: FOMO—Fear of Missing Out. Kids use the term to express concern about missing parties featuring phosphorescent pacifiers and music that can be heard all the way from Neptune.
  • —Martha BeckO: The Oprah MagazineJune 2013

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2004

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