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yolo

interjection; acronym
Acronym for you only live once. Used to defend one's stupid or wrongful actions or to convince someone else to do something they normally would not do.
 
Person 1: "I don't think I should jump off this roof." Person 2: "You'll be fine. Yolo!"
Etymology : Acronym yolo from you only live once. You from Old English eow, dative and accusative plural of þu, objective case of ge, "ye," from West Germanic *iuwiz, from PIE *ju. Only from Old English ænlic, anlic "only, unique, solitary," literally "one-like," from an "one" + -lic "-like." Live from Old English lifian (Anglian), libban (West Saxon) "to be, to live, have life; to experience," also "to supply oneself with food, to pass life," from Proto-Germanic *liben, from PIE root *leip- "to remain, continue" Once from
Source : Middle school girls. 2011.
Last modified: 25 November 2013


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