What Does DWL Mean in a Text?

DWL means "Dying with Laughter." The abbreviation DWL is an expression of excessive hilarity, meaning you are laughing so much you might die from the effort. Similar phrases include ROFL (Rolling On Floor Laughing) and ROFLCOPTER (Rolling On Floor Laughing, Rotating Around Like A Helicopter).

Actual incidents of people dying from laughter are rare, although it usually occurs as a result of cardiac arrest or asphyxiation.

Interestingly, Zeuxias (a 5th-century BC Greek painter) is said to have died laughing at the humorous way he painted the goddess Aphrodite, after the old woman who commissioned it insisted on modelling for the portrait.

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When I write DWL, I mean this:

meaning of DWL

DWL means you are literally laughing so hard, you think you may die.

Summary of Key Points

"Dying with Laughter" is the most common definition for DWL on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Dying with Laughter
Guessability:guessability level 4
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of DWL in Sentences

Here are examples of DWL being used in conversations:
  • Richard: Feeling pretty proud of myself. The Sesame Street puzzle I bought said 3-5 years, but I finished it in 18 months.
  • Bill: DWL.
  • Stan: When my boss asked me who is the stupid one, me or him, I told him everyone knows he doesn't hire stupid people.
  • Cathy: Did you really say that? DWL, but don't think you'll have a job tomorrow.

An Academic Look at DWL

DWL is an initialism abbreviation. This means it is pronounced using its individual letters.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "I was laughing so hard I thought I would die" instead of DWL.

Example of DWL Used in a Text

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