What Does 4RL Mean?

4RL means "for real". It can be used as a statement or a question (often without a question mark).

Summary of Key Points

"For Real" is the most common definition for 4RL on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Definition:For Real
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Image for 4RL

When I write 4RL, I mean this:

meaning of 4RL
4RL can mean "definitely" or "really?".


Examples of 4RL in Sentences

Here are examples of 4RL being used in conversations:
  • I have a date with Samantha 4RL.
  • (Here, 4RL is used as a statement meaning "It is definitely true.")
  • Tony: I won $200 on a scratchcard.
  • Jordan: 4RL?
  • Tony: 4RL
  • (Here, the first 4RL is used as a question meaning "Are you telling the truth?")

An Academic Look at 4RL

4RL is typically used as a declarative sentence or an interrogative sentence (i.e., a question) meaning "I am telling the truth" or "Are you telling the truth?". Depending on context, it can also play the role of an adverb meaning "definitely".

What Did We Use To Say?

Before the digital era, we would have said something like "I am not pulling your leg" or "Are you joking" instead of 4RL.

Example of 4RL Used in a Text


See Also

Selves-isolating (Locking down with a partner) AYFR (are you for real?) BNR (but not really) DER (really? you don't say (i.e. that is obvious)) DERR (really? you don't say (i.e. that is obvious)) DOI (really? you don't say (i.e. that is obvious)) TBT (truth be told) TTUTT (to tell you the truth) TTYTT (to tell you the truth)