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LOL is an internet slang term that means "laugh out loud". It is commonly mistaking for "lots of love."

It also means mute in Persian and is a native Dutch word (not an acronym) which means "fun" ("lollig" means "funny"). In Welsh, lol means nonsense - e.g., if a person wanted to say "utter nonsense" in Welsh, they would say "rwtsh lol".[1] LOL is usually used on the internet or when text messaging.[2]

Words similar to "LOL"[change | change source]

  • lolz, lulz, lul, lawls, or lawl/lawlzies: Sometimes used instead of LOL, but can have other meanings.
  • LOOOOOL: For more emphasis. Any amount of "OL"s can be added to the end of LOL.
  • LMAO: Stands for "Laugh my ass off". Another way to say it is LMFAO ("Laugh my fucking ass off").
  • ROFL: For "Rolling on the floor laughing". It is often combined with LMAO to make ROFLMAO ("Rolling on the floor laughing my ass off"). Another way to write this is ROTFL.[3]
  • ROTFLOL: Rolling on the floor laughing out loud used by Weird Al in the song "White and Nerdy".
  • LEL: Basically lol; except used by those wanting to be different from the millions of internet users.[4]
  • kek: The Japanese version of saying Lol.

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Welsh-English Lexicon". Cardiff School of Computer Science. Retrieved 2008-07-15.
  2. "Urban Dictionary: used in chat and text messaging". 2011 [last update]. Retrieved 1 February 2011.
  3. "LMAO". NetLingo. Retrieved April 12, 2011.
  4. "Lel". Urban Dictionary. 28 May 2008. Retrieved 10 December 2015.