LAWL

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What Does LAWL Mean?

LAWL means "Laugh Out Loud" or "Laughing Out Loud."

Just like LAWLS and LAWLZ, LAWL is a synonym (i.e., a word with the same meaning) of LOL ("Laugh/Laughing Out Loud").

LOL has become so widely used in texting, typing and speech that a whole new set of terms has developed based on it. Learn more about LOL and its synonyms.

Summary of Key Points

"Laugh/Laughing Out Loud" is the most common definition for LAWL on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
LAWL
Definition:Laugh/Laughing Out Loud
Type:Acronym and Abbreviation
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

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When I write LAWL, I mean this:

meaning of LAWL
LAWL is synonym of LOL.

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Examples of LAWL in Sentences

Here are examples of LAWL being used in conversations:
  • Andy: I snore so loudly that it scares everyone, especially when I'm driving.
  • Alice: LAWL.
  • Ali: You're not fat. You're just easier to see.
  • Art: LAWL.

An Academic Look at LAWL

LAWL is best described as a synonym for LOL, but with a playful spelling.

LAWL is also not a homonym of LOL because it has the same meaning. (NB: A homonym is a word that is pronounced the same as another word with a different meaning.) LAWL is neither an acronym nor an initialism abbreviation because its letters do not represent words.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "Very funny" instead of using LAWL.

The Evolution of "LOL"

This video shows the evolution of the term "LOL" and the various laughing emojis:
Read more about LOL.

Example of LAWL Used in a Text

LAWL

See Also

ALOL (actually laughing out loud) BLOL (big laugh out loud) ELOL (evil laugh out loud) LLOL (literally lol) LOLAGE (laughing out loud (the noun)) LOLCAT (funny picture of a cat) LOLED (laughed out loud (i.e. the past tense of LOL)) LOLING (laughing out loud (the noun)) LOLK (laughing out loud, okay) LOLL (laugh out loud literally) LOLN (lol, not) LOLOL (lots of laughing out loud) LOLQ (laugh out loud quietly) LOLZ (laugh out loud with sarcasm) LOLZA (laughing out loud) NLOL (not lol) ROFLOL (rolling on floor, laughing out loud) ROTFLOL (rolling on the floor laughing out loud) SLOL (seriously laughing out loud) TLOL (truly laughing out loud) TROLOL (laughing at somebody who is trolling) 120 (lol! (101! = 5! = 5 x 4 x 3 x 2 x 1 = 120)) 5 (lol ("101" in binary is 5 (i.e. lol))) LL (laugh loudly)