What is 4rl short for?

For real

When discussing srs matters and unlikely situations, people sometimes shorten "for real" to 4rl. You're most likely to encounter 4rl in chat conversations, but it also sometimes turns up in text messages and social media posts.

Oftentimes, people use 4rl to assert they're being serious about something. (e.g. "No, 4rl, he just left me there.") Other times, people use 4rl to ask whether the person they're talking to is being serious (e.g. "4rl? She really said that?").


4rl? You actually asked him out?
Yeah, and he said yes!

A man who wants you to know he's 4rl

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Updated February 20, 2023

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