What Does LUB Mean in a Text?

Expressing Love in a Text

There are over 100 novel ways to express love in a text message. Some of them were invented by the iKids (i.e., Millennials, Generation Z, and Generation A), making them just a few decades old, but many of them have been around for centuries. Here's the one that matters to you: LUB means "Love."

More Observations...

It is a also a sound made by the heart.


LUB is typically used as a slang word to replace the word "Love." LUB can be used as a direct replacement for "Love" with exactly the same meaning, in which case it is most likely to be used as an exaggerated expression of admiration or approval. For example:
  • "I LUB your hair!"
  • "I LUB it when that happens!"
However, it can also be used as an expression of devotion. When used in this way, LUB falls somewhere between saying that you really, really like someone and telling them that you actually "Love" them. When used to mean "Love," LUB is sometimes typed as LUBB.

Heart Sound

LUB is also used to refer to one of the sounds created by the turbulence of blood flowing through the heart. LUB is the sound that occurs when the atrioventricular valves close. (DUB is the sound made when the semilunar valves close.)

Normal Heart Sound

Image for LUB

When I write LUB, I mean this:

meaning of LUB

LUB is also a sound made when the heart beats.

Summary of Key Points

First Definition of LUB

"Love" is, by far, the most common meaning for LUB when it is used in a text. (Bear in mind that it could have another meaning if used in a different context.)
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
Guessability:guessability level 1
1: Easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Second Definition of LUB

LUB is also a sound made when the heart beats.
Definition:Heart Sound
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
Guessability:guessability level 3

3: Guessable

Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of LUB in Sentences

Here are examples of LUB in conversations:
  • Ivy: Do you like BTS?
  • Pam: I LUB them more than anything else in the world!

  • (Here, LUB is being used as an exaggerated expression of admiration.)
  • Billie: I really love you, Chris.
  • Chris: I LUB you too, Billie.

  • (Here, LUB probably means something less than love.)

An Academic Look at LUB

When used with the meaning "Love," LUB is a slang word. Slang refers to words, phrases and uses of language that are regarded as very informal and which are often restricted to a special context or a particular group of users.

Example of LUB Used in a Text

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