WYLL (Dating Term)

What Does WYLL Mean in a Text?

WYLL means "What You Look Like?"

The abbreviation WYLL is often used to represent the question "What (do) you look like?" It is a casual way of asking someone about their physical appearance. For example:
  • Your profile emoji is funny. WYLL?
  • You seem nice. WYLL?
  • I'm tall, slim and handsome. WYLL?
The question "What do you look like?" is also abbreviated as WDYLL.

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When I write WYLL, I mean this:

meaning of WYLL

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

Summary of Key Points

"What You Look Like?" is the most common definition for WYLL 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 You Look Like?
Guessability:guessability level 3

3: Guessable

Typical Users:typical user
Adults and Teenagers

An Academic Look at WYLL

WYLL is classified as an initialism. Initialisms are abbreviations pronounced one letter at a time.

Other examples of initialisms are:
  • FBI - "Federal Bureau of Investigation."
  • CEO - "Chief Executive Officer."
Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are abbreviations spoken as words. For example:
  • GOAT - "Greatest Of All Time."
  • NATO - "North Atlantic Treaty Organization."
The abbreviation WYLL plays the role of an interrogative sentence (i.e., a question), but it is commonly seen without a question mark. It can be written "WYLL?" or "WYLL."

Example of WYLL Used in a Text

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