What Does LY Mean?

LY means "Love You". It is typically used for speedy communication by those in a well-established relationship who regularly say "I Love You".

Of note, LY is one of the briefest ways of expressing love for someone and has become widely used in texting or instant messaging to save time.

Be aware that LY can be used more informally to convey affection, rather than sincere love. It should also not be used to tell someone you love them for the first time (or during the early stages of a relationship) because it may not come across sincerely enough.

Summary of Key Points

"Love You" is the most common definition for LY on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Definition:Love You
1: Easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Image for LY

When I write LY, I mean this:

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


Examples of LY in Sentences

Here are examples of LY being used in conversations:
  • Person A: Right! I have to dash. I will message you later. LY.
  • Person B: Ok. LY.
  • Person A: Thanks for the flowers. I really LY.
  • Person B: You are welcome.

Example of LY Used in a Text


See Also

4221 (4ever 2gether 2love 1another) 459 (I love you (phone keyboard layout for ily)) TL (true love) SLY (still love you) SHMILY (see how much I love you) S2 (heart shape meaning 'love') ULM (you love me) WAML (with all my love) WLYB (who loves you baby) YLM (you love me?) YATLOML (you are the love of my life) YKYLM (you know you love me)