What Does LAWLS Mean in a Text?

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Lawls means "laugh out loud."

Just like lawlz and lulz, lawls is a synonym of LOL ("Laugh Out Loud"), when LOL is spoken like a word (i.e., as "lol"). For example:
  • Sam: I changed my password to "wrong password," so when I forget what it is my PC reminds me of it.
  • Billy: Lawls. That's funny!
  • Ali: My mum only laughs at my dad's jokes when we have guests.
  • Lou: Lawls. I love your mom!
Lawls is often typed as lawl.

Check out this page to learn more about LOL and its derivatives.

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When I write LAWLS, I mean this:

meaning of LAWLS

Lawls is synonym of "lol."

Summary of Key Points

"Laugh Out Loud" is the most common definition for LAWLS on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Laugh Out Loud
Type:Word (Slang)
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

An Academic Look at LAWLS

Lawls is a synonym (i.e., a word with the same meaning) of LOL, when LOL is spoken as a word (i.e., as "lol").

Lawls can be considered a neologism (i.e., a newly coined word or term which has emerged into everyday use). Some neologisms are formally accepted into mainstream language (at which point, they cease to be neologisms), and some wither until they can longer be considered everyday terms.

A neologism can be:
  • A completely new word (e.g., lawls).
  • A new combination of existing words (e.g., digital detox).
  • A new meaning for an existing word (e.g., sick).

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

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