What Does LULZ Mean in a Text?

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The Quick Answer

Lulz means "Laughs" and "LOL."

More Detail...

Lulz is a word based on the abbreviation LOL (Laugh Out Loud). It is used as a synonym of both "laughs" (when laughs is a plural noun) and "lol" (when lol is spoken like a word). For example:
  • I only dated her for the lulz. Now I've gotta pay $500 a month in alimony for the next 18 years.
  • Stop responding to the trolls on Facebook! They're only doing it for the lulz.
  • Lulz! There are some top laughs on the Donald's Twitter feed this morning!
Lulz is also spelled as lawls and lawlz. Check out this page to learn more about LOL and its derivatives.

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meaning of LULZ

LULZ means "laughs" and is an alternative spelling of lol.

Summary of Key Points for First Definition

"Laughs" is, by far, the most common meaning for LULZ when it is used in a text. (Bear in mind that it could have another meaning if used in a different context.)
Type:Word (Slang)
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Summary of Key Points for Second Definition

LULZ is also an alternative spelling of LOL (Laugh Out Loud).
Definition:LOL (Laugh Out Loud)
Type:Word (Slang)
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

An Academic Look at LULZ

Lulz 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., lulz).
  • A new combination of existing words (e.g., digital detox).
  • A new meaning for an existing word (e.g., sick).

Example of LULZ Used in a Text

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