[el-oh-el or, often, lol]
- laughing out loud; laugh out loud: used as a response to something funny or as a follow-up to something said only as a joke.
Origin of LOL
from its use in digital communications
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Examples from the Web for lol
Shakespeare allusions appear everywhere from LOL cats to cell phone commercials to the best television series ever.Book Bag: 5 Novels Shakespeare Sort of Wrote
October 10, 2014
Asked if Rangel likes the song and has any plans to record a rap of his own, his campaign responded, “LOL, seriously?”84 Year-Old Charlie Rangel Tries Out This Hip-Hop All The Kids Are Talking About
June 23, 2014
“lol so odee was killed by a girl smh [shaking my head],” one street guy later tweeted.Chicago’s Gun-Toting Gang Girl: ‘Lil Snoop’
April 29, 2014
Everybody I knew at work, at home—everyone—I sent them “LOL.”Adam Gopnik: I Didn’t Know What ‘LOL’ Meant
September 3, 2013
The network, formerly The Learning Channel (LOL), will air a special, The Man With the 132 Lb.‘The Man With the 132 Lb. Scrotum’: TLC’s Lowest Show Yet?
August 1, 2013
And yet these portents were valid enough too, as Nivin could have told him—the customary welcome at Lol Raman's.
They entered the garden of Lol Raman to find it disposed as usual, inviting the evening trade.
A native child approaches, bearing as an offering a Lol Ipop (one of the native fruits).Us and the Bottleman
Edith Ballinger Price
Lol hd lib sis dsi di nid dud grdsn lol, abr, andr hundl, di nid gnn ir.'
One was his reply as to why dogs do not like cats;5 this ran: 'lol imr hd dsorn wn sid kdsl, freigt fon wgn graln.
- laughing out loud
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Word Origin and History for lol
by 1993, computer chat abbreviation of laughing out loud.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper