The Brief: YOLO stands for "you only live once."


Synonyms: Carpe Diem, Seize the Day

YOLO, or #YOLO, stands for “you only live once”. Canadian rapper Drake popularized the term in his 2011 album, Take Care. YOLO has since become a slang term millennials use to convey the idea that you should take risks and live life to the fullest.

Kendrick Lamar and The Lonely Island parody the term on Saturday Night Live (2013).