What does LOL stand for?

Laughing out loud

LOL is an abbreviation that translates to “laughing out loud.” It’s a common way to respond to something amusing while chatting or texting online. It’s basically like saying haha or hehe, which indicates that you’re either actually laughing out loud, or at least finding something amusing in your mind.

The popularity of the term LOL is so widespread that it was even used as the title of a movie in 2012, which starred big names like Ashton Kutcher and Selena Gomez. However, it’s worth mentioning that though it’s widely popular among the younger generation, some older folks may use the term LOL to mean “lots of love.”

Example for using ‘LOL’ in a conversation

Did you hear about the guy who lost his left side? He’s all right now.

LOL, that’s a good one!

I know, right? I couldn’t stop laughing when I heard it first.

Keep those jokes coming, they’re making my day.