What Does PLOX Mean?

The word PLOX means "Please."

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 the most common definition for PLOX on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
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 being used 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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