Meaning of LYR

What Does LYR Mean?

LYR means "Love You Really". The abbreviation LYR is a humorous way of reassuring someone that you really do care about them, even though your actions may indicate otherwise. The abbreviation LYR usually has very little to do with actual love, but does imply a level of fondness and a close, friendly relationship.

The use of the abbreviation LYR in text messaging is usually only appropriate between close friends or family members and very close colleagues.
Summary of Key Points

Definition for LYR

LYR means "Love You Really". This is the most common definition for LYR on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter. Here is some more information about LYR:

Definition:Love You Really
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers
An Image for LYR
When I write LYR, I mean this:

meaning of LYR
"Love You Really"

Examples of LYR in Sentences

Here are examples of LYR being used in conversations:
  • Dave: Pete! I can't believe you drank all the milk and didn't tell me!
  • Pete: Sorry mate, I forgot. You know I LYR.
  • Dave: Hi Carol, I need you to come in early tomorrow.
  • Carol: OK boss. Sometimes I think that I might as well live in that office.
  • Dave: Sorry to have to ask. You know I LYR.

An Academic Look at LYR

LYR is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Ell Why Arr), but as this is harder to say than "Love You Really", it is not often uttered using its letters. In other words, the abbreviation LYR is for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech.

What Did We Used To Say?

Before the digital era, we might have just said something like "Love You Really" instead of using the abbreviation LYR.

A Text with LYR

Using LYR on a Cell Phone (SMS Texts, Whatsapp, and Yubl)


See Also

ILU (I love you) ILU2 (I love you too) ILYL (I love you lots) ILYM (I love you more) ILYTB (I love you to bits) ISLY (I still love you) K3U (I love you) LY2 (love you too)