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What Does MLS Mean?

MLS means "Major League Soccer" or "My Life Sucks."

Major League Soccer

The abbreviation MLS is widely used to refer to "Major League Soccer," which is a men's professional soccer league that represents the sport's highest level in both the United States and Canada.

The inaugural season of MLS was in 1996, when the league consisted of 10 teams. It now has 23 teams, (20 in the US and 3 in Canada).

My Life Sucks

When used with the meaning "My Life Sucks," the abbreviation MLS is typically used in a joking way to indicate that the sender is not happy. Although usually meant as a joke, MLS can sometimes be used seriously, especially in response to a run of bad luck or on the ending of a relationship.

Summary of Key Points

First Definition for MLS

MLS means "Major League Soccer." This is a common definition for MLS on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter.
MLS
Definition:Major League Soccer
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Second Definition for MLS

MLS also means "My Life Sucks." This is another common definition for MLS on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter.
MLS
Definition:My Life Sucks
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

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When I write MLS, I mean this:

meaning of MLS
MLS also means "My Life Sucks."

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Examples of MLS in Sentences

Here are examples of MLS being used in conversations:
  • Rob: Gonna watch the hockey?
  • Alan: No way, man! MLS is on tonight!
  • (Here, MLS means "Major League Soccer.")
  • Dan: You got fired and she kicked you out?
  • Andrew: That's it. MLS.
  • (Here, MLS means "My Life Sucks.")

An Academic Look at MLS

Whether used with the meaning "Major League Soccer" or "My Life Sucks," MLS is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Emm Ell Ess"). It is classified as an initialism abbreviation. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.

When used with the meaning "My Life Sucks," MLS is typically used as a standalone declarative sentence (i.e., a statement). It is not normally used as another part of speech within a wider sentence.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have just said "My Life Sucks," or something like "I hate my life" instead of using the abbreviation MLS.

Example of MLS Used in a Text

MLS

See Also

SUX (Sucks) TSBT (That Sucks Big Time) JML (Just My Luck) TL (Tough Luck)