What Does JOMO Mean?

JOMO means the "Joy Of Missing Out." It refers to the pleasure to be had from enjoying your current activity rather than worrying that other people might be having more fun. JOMO effectively means "I'm enjoying what I'm doing, so I'm not going to the other event."

Of note, JOMO contrasts with FOMO (Fear of Missing Out). FOMO refers to being worried about not being involved with a potentially fun activity. FOMO is far more common than JOMO and an older term. JOMO has its origins in FOMO and came about as an antonym.

Summary of Key Points

Definition for JOMO

JOMO means the "Joy Of Missing Out." This is the most common definition for JOMO on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter.
Definition:Joy Of Missing Out
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Image for JOMO

When I write JOMO, I mean this:

meaning of JOMO
JOMO contrasts with FOMO (Fear of Missing Out).


Examples of JOMO in Sentences

Here is an example of JOMO being used in a sentence:
  • Sarah: You can go to the party. I'm staying on the beach.
  • Chloe: JOMO, eh?
  • Sarah: Exactly.

An Academic Look at JOMO

JOMO is an acronym (i.e., an abbreviation spoken like a word). Acronyms differ from initialism abbreviations, which are pronounced using their individual letters.

Example of JOMO Used in a Text


See Also

BUZZ (enjoyment) ETW (enjoy the weekend) FOMO (fear of missing out) FOMS (fear of missing something) DWBH (don't worry be happy)