[el-oh-el or, often, lol]
  1. 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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for lol

Contemporary Examples of lol

Historical Examples of lol

  • 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

  • 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.


    Henny Kindermann

  • Lol hd lib sis dsi di nid dud grdsn lol, abr, andr hundl, di nid gnn ir.'


    Henny Kindermann

British Dictionary definitions for lol


abbreviation for
  1. 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