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IRL

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  1. in real life (in contrast with communication and interaction online or in a fictional situation): I play online video games with people I've never met IRL.
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Origin of IRL

from its use in digital communications
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IRL

abbreviation for
  1. text messaging in real life
  2. Ireland (international car registration)
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