What Does PLD Mean? (Using PLD Online)

PLD means "Poor Life Decision." A PLD is an action that, in hindsight, was not a good idea. A PLD is generally not made while thinking clearly and usually leads to immediate regret. A PLD will normally come back to haunt the decision-maker later in life.

Some examples of PLDs include:
  • Bunking off before an important exam to see a One Direction concert.
  • Using Snapchat to document a night of heavy drinking and blaring music.
  • Angry tweeting in the heat of the moment, especially when under the media spotlight.
  • Inviting everyone to your free house and telling them to bring "anybody they like!".
Of note, PLD has the same meaning as BLD (Bad Life Decision) and the opposite meaning to GLD (Good Life Decision).

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When I write PLD, I mean this:

meaning of PLD

This puppy just made a PLD.

Summary of Key Points

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

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of PLD in Sentences

Here are examples of PLD being used in conversations:
  • Tony: Got a tattoo of Hillary, our next president!
  • Jordan: Now that's a PLD!
  • Tony: Oh no! I was drunk-texting my ex last night at the party!
  • Jordan: That's always a PLD.

An Academic Look at PLD

As it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Pee Ell Dee"), PLD is classified as an initialism abbreviation. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "Very Bad Move" or even "Poor Life Decision" instead of using the abbreviation PLD.

Example of PLD Used in a Text

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