Top Definition
Korean emoticon expressing desperation /disappointment.
(an image of a man kneeling down with both hands to the ground)

O = head
T = arms to the ground
L = legs
a: OMG, Halflife2 is postponed again. OTL
by bitlife December 15, 2004
OTL is the term used to express a situation where you are so upset that you feel like getting on your hands on the floor and knees down to start crying. The term introduced first in the u.s. by Peter Si(1980).
O shows head down
T shows stretching arms down on the floor
L shows kneel down
OTL ! I had $50 parking tix this morning!
by Peter Si April 26, 2007
OTL is an emoticon representing failure

O represents the head
T represents the arms on the ground
L represents the legs on the ground

If you're still lost, please see more about OTL at
I just failed my exam OTL
by lynk25 September 19, 2009
OTL is a stick figure of a person on all fours. O= head, T = arms on the ground, and L = legs. The lowercase form is orz.

This emoticon can be used interchangeably with *worship* which simply means that you are grateful to whomever you present the emoticon to. You use it on someone you really look up to, or someone who just gave you valuable information, or someone you just want to be like.

In some Asian cultures, the emoticon symbolizes crawling, and can indicate frustration, desperation, or even despair.
Said Bill and Ted to Alice Cooper: We're not worthy! OTL
You totally pwnt me that time. How did you do it? OTL
by LedHed October 17, 2010
One True Love. Meaning the person you love the most.
"I've never loved anyone so much, he's my OTL."
by Classyassbarbie July 19, 2014
On The Low-something that's a secret or supposed to be kept a secret
"Tom do you have a girlfriend?"
"No but I like Tatiana otl"
by Zoe pitterney October 27, 2014
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