What Does PPLZ Mean in a Text?

PPLZ means "People." While it can be used literally (e.g., there were a lot of PPLZ at the event), it is often used on chat forums and social media to denote the public. In other words, a topic which is open to discussion by the PPLZ has a wider range of contributors than the forum's usual reach.

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When I write PPLZ, I mean this:

meaning of PPLZ

PPLZ means people. (The letter Z is often used for plurals in text speak and on social media.)

Summary of Key Points

"People" is the most common definition for PPLZ on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
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Examples of PPLZ in Sentences

Here are examples of PPLZ being used in conversations:
  • Tony: Any PPLZ know how to remove a tick from a cat?
  • Jordan: Cover it in petroleum jelly so it can't breathe, and it will drop off.

An Academic Look at PPLZ

PPLZ is a shortened version of PEOPLE and can be considered a contraction. (The letter Z is increasingly being used on the end of words to show them as plurals.)

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "everyone out there" or "free for all" instead of PPLZ.

Example of PPLZ Used in a Text

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