What does lawl mean?


Lawl is the phonetic way of writing LOL, which is a commonly used acronym that stands for "laughing out loud." People typically use it when reacting to something funny like an image or video.

Where did lawl come from?

There is no clear origin where lawl came from, but it became popular along with LOL in the early-2000s. People who wanted to be more unique or playful found lawl to be a good alternative to the traditional LOL acronym.

When do I use lawl?

You can use lawl or lawlz whenever you are reacting to something funny. It may be a hilarious meme shared on social media, a goofy video sent via text, or a joke told in person.


Lawl... That was pretty funny


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Updated May 19, 2021

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