What Does AOL Mean in a Text?

AOL means "America Online."

AOL is an online service provider based in New York City. During the mid-1990s, AOL was the largest online service in the United States and had a significant presence worldwide.

Despite being an early pacesetter in providing dial-up internet access and instant messaging (AIM), AOL is now best known for providing an inferior broadband service and making it almost impossible to cancel a subscription.

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When I write AOL, I mean this:

meaning of AOL

"America Online"

Summary of Key Points

"America Online" is the most common definition for AOL on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:America Online
Guessability:guessability level 4

4: Difficult to guess

Typical Users:typical user
Adults and Teenagers

An Academic Look at AOL

AOL is classified as an initialism abbreviation, as it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Ayy Oh Ell").

Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are abbreviations spoken as words (e.g., GOAT, NATO).

Example of AOL Used in a Text

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