ILY definition by Slang.net
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If you love someone and want to tell them online or when emailing or texting, send them "ILY." You can use it for platonic love for a friend or romantic love for a partner.
ILY is one of the most common acronyms or abbreviations for sending love to someone. Other variations include "143," "ILU," "ILYSM," and "IFLY."
Examples of when you may send ILY include when signing off on an email to a BFF, texting with your spouse, or commenting on a pic by your bf posted to Instagram.