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Meaning of DLAM

What Does DLAM Mean?

DLAM means "Don't Laugh at Me". The abbreviation DLAM is commonly used as a way of asking people to refrain from ridiculing or making fun of you. You could respond with DLAM if you were mocked for something you'd said or done.

DLAM should not be confused with DMML, meaning "Don't Make Me Laugh", an informal response to someone who is clearly deluded. For example, if someone said to an Olympic sprinter: "I could beat you easily in a 100 metre race" one response could be: "Don't make me laugh" (i.e., don't be ridiculous. That cannot be true).
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Definition for DLAM

DLAM means "Don't Laugh at Me". This is the most common definition for DLAM on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter. Here is some more information about DLAM:

Definition:Don't Laugh at Me
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers
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When I write DLAM, I mean this:

meaning of DLAM
DLAM is a way to ask someone not to make fun of you.

Examples of DLAM in Sentences

Here are examples of DLAM being used in conversations:
  • Hannah: How do you make a blonde's eyes light up? Shine a flashlight in their ear.
  • Karin: DLAM. I might be blonde, but I've got a better job than you.
  • Tina: Wow! Cool outfit! Shorts on someone of your age looks great!
  • Jill: Why did you say that? DLAM. It's so mean.

An Academic Look at DLAM

DLAM is an initialism abbreviation. This means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Dee Ell Aay Em), but as this is harder to say than "Don't laugh at me," it is not often spoken using its letters. In other words, the abbreviation DLAM is for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech.

A Text with DLAM

Using DLAM on a Cell Phone (SMS Texts, Whatsapp, and Yubl)


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