What Does ROFLOL Mean?

ROFLOL means "Rolling On Floor, Laughing Out Loud."

The abbreviation ROFLOL is used with the meaning "Rolling On Floor, Laughing Out Loud" as a way to express amusement. Although LOL (Laughing Out Loud) is still widely used to indicate amusement and approval, its significance has become diluted through overuse and it is now just as likely to be used sarcastically. Therefore, abbreviations such as ROFLOL have evolved to express genuine amusement.

Other variations of LOL with meanings similar to ROFLOL include: Nowadays, ROFLOL and many of the other variations of LOL have also come to be used sarcastically. Context is crucial when it comes to understanding the message that the sender wishes to convey.

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meaning of ROFLOL

ROFLOL usually expresses genuine amusement.

Summary of Key Points

"Rolling On Floor, Laughing Out Loud" is the most common definition for ROFLOL on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Rolling On Floor, Laughing Out Loud
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of ROFLOL in Sentences

Here are examples of ROFLOL being used in conversations:
  • Leon: I tried to kiss her, but sort of licked her ear instead.
  • Abi: ROFLOL!
  • Sian: I thought she was a pensioner. Turns out she's 49!
  • Rhea: ROFLOL!

An Academic Look at ROFLOL

As it is spoken like a word, ROFLOL is an acronym. Acronyms contrast with initialism abbreviations, which are pronounced using their individual letters.

ROFLOL is typically used as a standalone declarative sentence (i.e., a statement). It is not normally used as another part of speech within a wider sentence.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "I'm Creasing Up With Laughter!" or "I'm Cracking Up!" instead of using ROFLOL with the meaning "Rolling On Floor, Laughing Out Loud."

The Evolution of "LOL"

This video shows the evolution of the term "LOL" and the various laughing emojis:
Read more about LOL.

Example of ROFLOL Used in a Text


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