What Does KOTL Mean?

KOTL means "Kiss on the Lips."

The abbreviation KOTL is used with the meaning "Kiss on the Lips" as an affectionate and informal way of signing off a message. The use of KOTL is usually restricted to intimate partners, but it can be used flirtatiously between two people who are not in a relationship.

Summary of Key Points

"Kiss on the Lips" is the most common definition for KOTL on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Kiss on the Lips
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Image for KOTL

When I write KOTL, I mean this:

meaning of KOTL
Kiss on the lips.


Examples of KOTL in Sentences

Here are examples of KOTL being used in conversations:
  • Shelley: Cuddle? KOTL?
  • Max: No way.
  • Darren: I've managed to get you a pay rise.
  • Nicci: That's amazing! If you were single I'd give you a big KOTL.
  • Darren: If I was single, I'd give you one back.

An Academic Look at KOTL

As it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Kay Oh Tee Ell"), KOTL 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 would have just said "Kiss On The Lips" or something like "Can I Have A Kiss?" instead of using KOTL.

Example of KOTL Used in a Text


See Also

BFK (Big Fat Kiss) H&K (Hugs And Kisses) KOTC (Kiss On The Cheek) SNOG (Kiss)