- a feeling of anxiety or insecurity over the possibility of missing out on something, as an event or an opportunity: If I say no to a party invitation, I get a bad case of FOMO.
Origin of FOMO
2000–05; f(ear) o(f) m(issing) o(ut)
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Examples from the Web for fomo
“I moved to New York City after college purely because of FOMO,” said Sarah Muir, 25, who grew up in Portland, Maine.
Most nights I go to bed with FOMO, or “fear of missing out.”