What does it mean?

Love you, man

When a guy feels comfortable enough to express his feelings to another guy, he might use the slang ‘LUM’. It’s a way for him to say, ‘I love you, man’. This term is often used between friends and family members who are close to each other.

Sometimes, ‘LUM’ is used alone, but more often it’s part of the acronym ‘ILUM’. ‘ILUM’ stands for ‘I love you, man’, and it’s a clear sign of affection between male friends.

So, if you get a text that says ‘LUM’ or ‘ILUM’, you should know that you’re appreciated by someone. It’s a sweet gesture and it’s definitely something to be happy about. Feel free to reply with your own ‘LUM’ to show that you feel the same way.

Example for using ‘LUM’ in a conversation

Hey, just wanted to say LUM.

Aww, thanks! LUM too!