- You only live once! (used especially to rationalize impulsive or reckless behavior): I bought those expensive shoes I've been eying—YOLO!
- to engage in impulsive or reckless behavior with this sort of rationalization: We’ve been YOLOing all night.
Origin of YOLO
First recorded in 1995–2000; but popularized by the Canadian rapper Drake in his song “The Motto”
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Examples from the Web for yolo
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Pleasant news from Colonel Delafield, who, with a loss of 600, has destroyed thrice that number of the enemy before Yolo.
The son of a well-known linen-draper in Yolo, he was educated at the military college of Savannah.
This last he judged unwise, so that he was obliged to cling to Yolo itself.