What Does LY Mean?

The abbreviation LY means "Love You."

LY is is widely used in texting and instant messaging as a way of saying "Love You." It is used by people in well-established relationships as an expression of deep devotion and also between friends as a less intense expression of affection.

LY is one of the quickest and simplest ways of expressing love. Take care when using it with someone "special" in the early stages of a relationship, especially if telling them for the first time that you love them. In such circumstances, the use of LY may not come across as sincere.

LY is at the root of many abbreviation used to express love, including:

Summary of Key Points

"Love You" is the most common definition for LY on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Love You
1: Easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Image for LY

When I write LY, I mean this:

meaning of LY
LY is one of the quickest ways of saying "I Love You."


Examples of LY in Sentences

Here are examples of LY being used in conversations:
  • Sam: Right! Gotta dash. I will message you later. LY.
  • Ted: Ok. LY.
  • Mel: Thanks for the flowers. I really LY.
  • Billy: You're welcome.

Example of LY Used in a Text


See Also

4221 (4ever 2gether 2love 1another) 459 (I love you (phone keyboard layout for ily)) TL (true love) SLY (still love you) SHMILY (see how much I love you) S2 (heart shape meaning 'love') ULM (you love me) WAML (with all my love) WLYB (who loves you baby) YLM (you love me?) YATLOML (you are the love of my life) YKYLM (you know you love me) Using the heart symbols Using the heart symbols