What Does LYLAB Mean?

LYLAB means "Love You Like A Brother." The abbreviation LYLAB can be considered a huge compliment between two male friends or a diplomatic way for a girl to make it clear that she has no interest in a romantic relationship with one of her male friends. In the latter context, it is sometimes used as a response to the abbreviation ILY and other such declarations of love.

Love You Like A Brother is also often abbreviated as LULAB, in addition to LYLAB.

Summary of Key Points

"Love You Like a Brother" is the most common definition for LYLAB on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Love You Like a Brother
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Image for LYLAB

When I write LYLAB, I mean this:

meaning of LYLAB
"Love You Like A Brother"


Examples of LYLAB in Sentences

Here are examples of LYLAB being used in conversations:
  • Tim: Thanks for getting me home last night dude.
  • Jack: No probs dude. You know I LYLAB.
  • Stan: Although you are my best friend, I am falling in love with you.
  • Tanya: You are like family to me Stan. I LYLAB.

An Academic Look at LYLAB

LYLAB is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Ell Wye Ell Eh Bee), but as this is harder to say than "Love You Like A Brother," it is not often uttered using its letters. In other words, the abbreviation LYLAB is for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech.

The abbreviation LYLAB is normally used as a standalone declarative sentence (i.e., a statement) with the meaning "Love You Like A Brother." LYLAB 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 Brother" instead of using the abbreviation LYLAB.

Example of LYLAB Used in a Text


See Also

LULAB (love you like a brother) LYLMB (love you like my brother) MBFAM (my brother from another mother) ILYLAS (I love you like a sister) LYLAF (love you like a friend) ILQ (I like you)