What Does PLOX Mean in a Text?

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The Quick Answer

The word PLOX means "Please."

More Detail...

The use of the word PLOX to mean "Please" derives from the contraction PLS, which later became PLZ and subsequently PLX. (Probably because each abbreviation seems cooler than the previous one.) However, nowadays PLOX is widely considered to have the connotation of asking for something in a whinging, begging voice. Of interest, the letter X is often used to end a contraction. For example, RX and TX are often used as shorthand for receive and transmit. This use of X is a bleed-over from mathematics, where the variable X can represent anything.

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When I write PLOX, I mean this:

meaning of PLOX

PLOX is similar in use to PWEASE.

Summary of Key Points

"Please" is, by far, the most common meaning for PLOX when it is used in a text. (Bear in mind that it could have another meaning if used in a different context.)
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of PLOX in Sentences

Here are examples of PLOX in conversations:
  • Rod: Can you get me some beers while you are there? PLOX.
  • Rachel: Can you take the trash out before I get home? PLOX back at ya!
  • Frankie: PLOX can you help me with my homework?
  • Gerri: Again?! I have my own to do.
  • Frankie: PLOX, PLOX, PLOX.
  • Gerri: OK.

An Academic Look at PLOX

Like the word "Please," PLOX is commonly used as an adverb. For example:
  • PLOX drive me home.
  • (Here, PLOX precedes and modifies the verb drive.)
  • PLOX vote for me.
  • (Here, PLOX precedes and modifies the verb vote.)

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "Pretty please" instead of using PLOX.

Example of PLOX Used in a Text

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