L has 2 meanings
1. What does L stand for?


An acronym used to keep track of the amount of games a player or team has lost.

The acronym commonly appears as a sports statistic. In baseball, it is often used to measure a pitcher's success, which is unfair since a pitcher relies on his team to score runs for him in order to get the W and not the "L."


He has 16 W and 5 L with an ERA of 2.60
Wow, that's pretty good!

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Updated October 1, 2014
2. What is L short for?


When someone sends an "L" after receiving something funny, they are communicating that they are laughing. The L is the first part of LOL, and people may also type it as <L>.

Most people use L when texting or messaging online. For example, if your friend sent you a hilarious meme, you might reply with "L!" Or, if you send a link to a goofy video to your colleague, they might send you, "L! That had me peeing my pants!"

Other terms for laughing

Tons of slang terms and abbreviations communicate laughter. Some common examples include haha, hehe, BL, and PMP.


That was a pretty funny joke. <L>

Stanley doing the L

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Updated January 9, 2023

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