What Does KMSL Mean in a Text?

KMSL means "Killing Myself Laughing."

The abbreviation KMSL is typically used with the meaning "Killing Myself Laughing" as an indication of amusement, in the same way as LOL (Laughing Out Loud), ROFLCOPTER (Rolling On Floor Laughing, Rotating Like A Helicopter) and other such abbreviations. However, just like many of those other abbreviations, KMSL can also be used sarcastically, to indicate that the sender did not find something even slightly funny.

"Killing Myself Laughing" can also be abbreviated as KML.

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When I write KMSL, I mean this:

meaning of KMSL

KMSL: You can die laughing, but it doesn't happen very often.

Summary of Key Points

"Killing Myself Laughing" is the most common definition for KMSL on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Killing Myself Laughing
Guessability:guessability level 4
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of KMSL in Sentences

Here are examples of KMSL being used in conversations:
  • Harry: Have you watched the YouTube clip I sent you?
  • Richard: I'm watching it now and KMSL!
  • (Here, KMSL probably indicates genuine amusement.)
  • Ove: I couldn't believe it when you tripped in front of the new boss!.
  • Sonja: Me neither. KMSL every time I think about it. Not!
  • (Here, KMSL indicates sarcasm.)

An Academic Look at KMSL

As it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Kay Em Ess Ell"), KMSL is classified as an initialism abbreviation. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "I am dying with laughter" instead of using the abbreviation KMSL.

Example of KMSL Used in a Text

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