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.
QUIZ YOURSELF ON THESE WORDS FROM BROWN GIRL DREAMING!
Visualize yourself passing this quiz on words from Jacqueline Woodson’s exquisite verse novel “Brown Girl Dreaming,” and then take the quiz to prove you can do it! (Because you can.)
Question 1 of 10
What does “barren” mean?
Origin of IRL
from its use in digital communications
Words nearby IRL
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Example sentences from the Web for IRL
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British Dictionary definitions for IRL
text messaging in real life
Ireland (international car registration)
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