What Does WDYLL Mean in a Text?

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WDYLL means "What Do You Look Like?" It is an abbreviation typically used in the context of online dating or text messaging, as a casual way of asking someone about their physical appearance. For example:

  • I love chatting to you. WDYLL? Can you send me a photo?
  • So, now you've seen my photo, WDYLL?
  • I'm short, fat and ugly, but most people can't see past my Ferrari and my superyacht. WDYLL?
"What do you look like?" is also abbreviated as WYLL ("What you look like?").

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When I write WDYLL, I mean this:

meaning of WDYLL

WDYLL is a casual way of asking someone about their physical appearance.

Summary of Key Points

"What Do You Look Like?" is the most common definition for WDYLL on TikTok, Snapchat, and other social media sites, as well as on online dating sites, such as Craigslist, Tinder, Zoosk, and Match.com.
Definition:What Do You Look Like?
Guessability:guessability level 3

3: Guessable

Typical Users:typical user
Adults and Teenagers

An Academic Look at WDYLL

an academic look at WDYLL

WDYLL is classified as an initialism. Grammatically, it plays the role of an interrogorative sentence.

Initialisms are abbreviations pronounced one letter at a time. Other examples are:

  • FBI - "Federal Bureau of Investigation."
  • CEO - "Chief Executive Officer."
Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are abbreviations spoken as words.

Although WDYLL plays the role of an interrogative sentence (i.e., a question), it is usually seen without a question mark. It can be written "WDYLL?" or "WDYLL."

Example of WDYLL Used in a Text

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