What Does LULAS Mean in a Text?

Expressing Love in a Text

There are over 100 novel ways to express love in a text message. Some of them were invented by the iKids (i.e., Millennials, Generation Z, and Generation A), making them just a few decades old, but many of them have been around for centuries. Here's the one that matters to you: LULAS means "Love You Like A Sister."

More Observations...

The abbreviation LULAS can be considered a huge compliment between two female friends or a diplomatic way for a boy way to make it clear that he has no interest in a romantic relationship with one of his female friends. In the latter context, it is sometimes used as a response to the abbreviation ILY and other such declarations of love. Of note, The abbreviation LULAS can be written as LYLAS and also as ILYLAS.

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When I write LULAS, I mean this:

meaning of LULAS

"Love You Like A Sister"

Summary of Key Points

"Love You Like a Sister" is, by far, the most common meaning for LULAS when it is used in a text. (Bear in mind that it could have another meaning if used in a different context.)
Definition:Love You Like a Sister
Type:Acronym and Abbreviation
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of LULAS in Sentences

Here are examples of LULAS in conversations:
  • Rachel: Thanks Mary. I sometimes wonder what I would do without you.
  • Mary: No problem at all. You know I LULAS.
  • Anna: I am really beginning to think I might love you Dave.
  • Dave: Ermm, thanks Anna. I LULAS .

An Academic Look at LULAS

LULAS is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Ell Yoo Ell Eh Ess), but as this is harder to say than "Love You Like A Sister," it is not often uttered using its letters. In other words, the abbreviation LULAS is for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech. The abbreviation LULAS is normally used as a standalone declarative sentence (i.e., a statement) with the meaning "Love You Like A Sister." LULAS is not often 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 just said something like "I Love You Like A Sister" instead of using the abbreviation LULAS.

Example of LULAS Used in a Text

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