What Does PMSL Mean in a Text?

PMSL (P*ssing Myself Laughing) denotes laughter so extreme that a loss of bladder control has resulted. However, PMSL should not be taken literally. In reality, it just means that the person is laughing harder than LOL (Laughing Out Loud) or even ROFL (Rolling On Floor Laughing).

Of note, PMSL does not mean "P*ssing My Sides Laughing." This is a mixed metaphor from "splitting my sides laughing." (Another example of a mixed metaphor would be "It's as easy as falling off a piece of cake.")

PMSL is one of several terms that have emerged to describe different levels of laughter. For example:

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When I write PMSL, I mean this:

meaning of PMSL

PMSL means "P*ssing Myself Laughing."

Summary of Key Points

"P*ssing Myself Laughing" is the most common definition for PMSL on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:P*ssing Myself Laughing
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user


Examples of PMSL in Sentences

Here are examples of PMSL being used in sentences:
  • I just saw that Youtube video of Star Wars Kid again. PMSL.
  • PMSL. Just seen a fat squirrel snap a tree branch and fall 30 feet while still clinging to the branch.

An Academic Look at PMSL

PMSL is an initialism abbreviation. This means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Pee Emm Ess Ell). Initialisms contrast with 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 "cracked up laughing" or "in stitches" instead of PMSL.

Example of PMSL Used in a Text

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