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:

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When I write LY, I mean this:

meaning of LY

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

Summary of Key Points

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

Adults and Teenagers

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


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