informal
: joy of missing out : joy experienced when not attending events to which one has been invited
After decades of saying yes, worrying what people will think if you say no and FOMO propelling you to agree to every invitation, in our 40s we start pleasing ourselves. We embrace JOMO: the Joy Of Missing Out …Nicola Alpe
I think of JOMO as freeing up time in my life for the things that really matter to me.Elizabeth Wellington
compare fomo

Word History

Etymology

joy of missing out

First Known Use

2012, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of JOMO was in 2012

Dictionary Entries Near JOMO

Cite this Entry

“JOMO.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/JOMO. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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