What Does CMEO Mean in a Text?

CMEO means "Crying My Eyes Out." The abbreviation CMEO says you are really unhappy, distraught even, and that you are crying a lot, either literally or figuratively.

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When I write CMEO, I mean this:

meaning of CMEO

CMEO means you're really unhappy.

Summary of Key Points

"Crying My Eyes Out" is the most common definition for CMEO on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Crying My Eyes Out
Guessability:guessability level 4
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of CMEO in Sentences

Here are examples of CMEO being used in conversations:
  • Shannon: How are you?
  • Lisa: Simon dumped me last night, I'm CMEO.
  • Marie: Did they get really mad with you at work yesterday?
  • Richard: Worse than that, they sacked me, no idea what I do next, I'm CMEO it's so awful.

An Academic Look at CMEO

CMEO is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Cee Em Eee Oh), but as this is harder to say than "Crying my eyes out," it is not often uttered using its letters. In other words, the abbreviation CMEO is for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech.

CMEO is typically used as a standalone declarative sentence with the meaning "I am crying my eyes out."

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "I'm so upset, I can't stop crying" instead of CMEO.

Example of CMEO Used in a Text

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