What Does LOLO Mean?

LOLO means "Hello Hello." The acronym LOLO is most commonly used as an informal way to say "hello," usually between friends.

LOLO is similar to the Japanese custom of saying "hello" twice when answering the telephone using the words "Moshi moshi," which roughly translates as "speak, speak."

Of note, LOLO can can also refer to a "lowrider," an American term for a customized vehicle with hydraulic jacks that allow the chassis to be lowered nearly to the road.

Less commonly, LOLO can be used to describe a "mad" or "crazy" person.

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When I write LOLO, I mean this:

meaning of LOLO

LOLO is used as an informal way of saying hello.

Summary of Key Points

"Hello Hello" is the most common definition for LOLO on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Hello Hello
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults, Teenagers, and Under 13s

Examples of LOLO in Sentences

Here are examples of LOLO being used in conversations:
  • Amy: Who's there?
  • Karen: LOLO. It's only me.
  • Seb: Did you see that car, dude?
  • Matt: Man, that is some LOLO.
  • (Here, LOLO is used to describe a lowrider-style of car.)
  • Sam: Have you met Adam's uncle?
  • Raf: He is off the scale, a complete LOLO.
  • (Here, LOLO is used to indicate someone is "mad.")

      An Academic Look at LOLO

      LOLO is an acronym (i.e., an abbreviation spoken like a word). Acronyms differ from initialism abbreviations, which are pronounced using their individual letters.

      What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

      Before the digital era, we would have just said "hello" instead of LOLO.

      Second Definition for LOLO

      This meaning was also noted:
      Guessability:guessability level 4
      4: Difficult to guess
      Typical Users:typical user


      The Evolution of "LOL"

      This video shows the evolution of the term "LOL" and the various laughing emojis:
      Read more about LOL.

      Example of LOLO Used in a Text


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