What Does HML Mean in a Text?

HML means "Hate My Life" or "Hit My Line."

Hate My Life

The abbreviation HML is most commonly used with the meaning "Hate My Life." It is a statement that the sender is feeling unhappy with a situation over which they have no control.

In this context, HML has the same meaning as the abbreviation IHML ("I Hate My Life") and is the opposite of LML ("Love My Life").

Hit My Line

HML is also used with the meaning "Hit My Line" (i.e., "Call Me"). HML indicates that the sender wishes to move from text-based chat to a phone call and wants the other person to call them. HML is an informal way of letting someone know that you'll be waiting for their call.

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When I write HML, I mean this:

meaning of HML

HML also means "Call Me."

Summary of Key Points

First Definition of HML

"Hate My Life" is the most common definition for HML on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Hate My Life
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Second Definition of HML

"Hit My Line" is another common definition for HML.
Definition:Hit My Line
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of HML in Sentences

Here are examples of HML being used in conversations:
  • Charlie: Are you coming to the coast in August?
  • Eddie: I can't. I've got to work all summer. HML!
  • (Here, HML is being used with the meaning "Hate My Life.")
  • Rowena: What time will you be home?
  • Steve: I just don't know. I have so much work to do. HML!
  • Rowena: Well, I'll be at the bar with the girls. HML when you get home.
  • (Here, HML means both "Hate My Life" and "Hit My Line.")

An Academic Look at HML

HML is an initialism abbreviation. This means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Aitch Emm Ell). However, HML is not usually uttered using its letters. HML is typically used for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech.

HML is normally used as a standalone declarative sentence (i.e., a statement). In other words, it is not typically used as another part of speech within a wider sentence.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "Life Sucks" instead of using the abbreviation HML with the meaning "Hate My Life."

Example of HML Used in a Text

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