What Does LAWLS Mean?

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

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

LOL has become so widely used in text-based messaging and speech that a whole new set of terms has developed based on it. Check out this page to learn more about LOL and its synonyms.

Summary of Key Points

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

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When I write LAWLS, I mean this:

meaning of LAWLS
LAWLS is synonym of LOL.


Examples of LAWLS in Sentences

Here are examples of LAWLS being used in conversations:
  • Betty: I changed my password to "wrong password," so when I forget what it is my PC reminds me of it.
  • Billy: LAWLS.
  • Bert: My mum only laughs at my dad's jokes when we have guests.
  • Belinda: LAWLS.

An Academic Look at LAWLS

LAWLS is a synonym of LOL. The spelling is probably best described as playful.

Because it has the same meaning as LOL, LAWLS is also not a homonym for LOL. (NB: A homonym is a word that is pronounced the same as another word with a different meaning.) Also, LAWLS 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 just said something like "Ha ha" instead of using LAWLS.

The Evolution of "LOL"

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

Example of LAWLS Used in a Text


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)