What Does LAWLZ Mean?

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

Just like LAWL and LAWLS, LAWLZ 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, its uses and synonyms.

Summary of Key Points

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

Image for LAWLZ

When I write LAWLZ, I mean this:

meaning of LAWLZ
LAWLZ is a synonym of LOL.


Examples of LAWLZ in Sentences

Here are examples of LAWLZ being used in conversations:
  • Colin: If I had a dollar for every girl that found me unattractive, they would eventually find me attractive.
  • Clive: LAWLZ.
  • Claire: Women who carry a little extra weight live longer than the men who mention it.
  • Celina: LAWLZ.

An Academic Look at LAWLZ

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

LAWLZ is neither an acronym nor an initialism abbreviation, because its letters do not represent words. LAWLZ 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.)

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "That's funny" instead of LAWLZ.

The Evolution of "LOL"

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

Example of LAWLZ 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)