What Does LY 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: The abbreviation LY means "Love You."

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LY is is widely used in texting and instant messaging as a way of saying "Love You." It is used by people in well-established relationships as an expression of deep devotion and also between friends as a less intense expression of affection. LY is one of the quickest and simplest ways of expressing love. Take care when using it with someone "special" in the early stages of a relationship, especially if telling them for the first time that you love them. In such circumstances, the use of LY may not come across as sincere. LY is at the root of many abbreviation used to express love, including:

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When I write LY, I mean this:

meaning of LY

LY is one of the quickest ways of saying "I Love You."

Summary of Key Points

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

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of LY in Sentences

Here are examples of LY in conversations:
  • Sam: Right! Gotta dash. I will message you later. LY.
  • Ted: Ok. LY.
  • Mel: Thanks for the flowers. I really LY.
  • Billy: You're welcome.

Example of LY Used in a Text

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