GOL

What Does GOL Mean?

GOL means "Groan Out Loud," "Giggle Out Loud," and "Going Offline." Here is more information about each of these definitions of GOL, with examples of use.

Groan Out Loud

GOL usually means "Groan Out Loud" (or "Groaned Out Loud" or "Groaning Out Loud"). It is often used as response to a bad joke. For example:
  • Toni: A new restaurant has just opened. It's called Karma. There's no menu, you get what you deserve.
  • Jo: GOL!

Giggle Out Loud

GOL also means "Giggle Out Loud" (or "Giggled Out Loud" or "Giggling Out Loud"). In this context, it is a less effusive response than the much overused LOL (Laugh Out Loud), but can express genuine amusement. For example:
  • Sam: Why did the chicken go to the seance? To get to the other side!
  • Lee: GOL. That's actually not bad.

Going Offline

In chat forums and texting, GOL often means "Going Offline." In this context, it is used to let other participants in the conversation know the sender will be out of contact for a while. For example:
  • GOL. Back in 10.
  • Boarding now. GOL. Will let you know when I land.

Summary of Key Points for the First Definition

"Groan Out Loud" is a common definition for GOL on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
GOL
Definition:Groan Out Loud
Type:Abbreviation and Acronym
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Summary of Key Points for the Second Definition

"Giggle Out Loud" is another common definition for GOL.
GOL
Definition:Giggle Out Loud
Type:Abbreviation and Acronym
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Summary of Key Points for the Third Definition

GOL also means "Going Offline."
GOL
Definition:Going Offline
Type:Abbreviation and Acronym
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

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An Academic Look at GOL

GOL is both an initialism abbreviation (pronounced "Gee Oh Ell") and an acronym (i.e., an abbreviation spoken like a word).

Example of GOL Used in a Text

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