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lawl

verb
Laughing out loud. Comes from the initialism “lol”. When treated as an acronym, the pronunciation of “lol” sounds like the pronunciation of lawl. Lawl is used to spell the pronunciation of the acronym out into a word. “Lol” began as texting lingo, used to express when you think something is funny When people began pronouncing “lol” as a word, it got a new spelling to become a new word separate from its initialism origin but still has the same meaning. Lawl has also come to be known as a reverse acronym for “laughing a whole lot”
Etymology : creative respelling of the initialism “lol” when it began to be pronounced as an acronym. The phrase “laughing a whole lot” came as a reverse acronym from the word lawl with a related meaning to the original initialism “lol”.
Source : “lawl. That was a great joke.” (August 2010)
Last modified: 8 December 2010


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