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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Examples 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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