What Does DLAM Mean in a Text?

DLAM means "Don't Laugh at Me." The abbreviation DLAM is commonly used as a way of asking people to refrain from ridiculing or making fun of you. You could respond with DLAM if you were mocked for something you'd said or done.

DLAM should not be confused with DMML, meaning "Don't Make Me Laugh," an informal response to someone who is clearly deluded. For example, if someone said to an Olympic sprinter: "I could beat you easily in a 100 metre race" one response could be: "Don't make me laugh" (i.e., don't be ridiculous. That cannot be true).

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When I write DLAM, I mean this:

meaning of DLAM

DLAM is a way to ask someone not to make fun of you.

Summary of Key Points

"Don't Laugh at Me" is the most common definition for DLAM on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Don't Laugh at Me
Guessability:guessability level 4
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of DLAM in Sentences

Here are examples of DLAM being used in conversations:
  • Hannah: How do you make a blonde's eyes light up? Shine a flashlight in their ear.
  • Karin: DLAM. I might be blonde, but I've got a better job than you.
  • Tina: Wow! Cool outfit! Shorts on someone of your age looks great!
  • Jill: Why did you say that? DLAM. It's so mean.

An Academic Look at DLAM

DLAM is an initialism abbreviation. This means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Dee Ell Aay Em), but as this is harder to say than "Don't laugh at me," it is not often spoken using its letters. In other words, the abbreviation DLAM is for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech.

Example of DLAM Used in a Text

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