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lol
In the late 1990's-Early 2000's, this internet slang term's meaning was literally 'laugh out loud', and was used to express the laughter of the user of the term. In these times, the term was used appropriately and was not over-used.

Nowadays, the term is overused to the point that people loathe the usage of the term. It is now used to simply attempt to advance the conversation, but often instead kills the conversation. The term is also used when the person is not paying any attention to the conversation, and has nothing relevant to say. The person will then reply with 'lol', and the conversation will be effectively ended. The slang terms 'XD', 'hahaha' and such are occasionally used instead.

The term is also often used by the younger generation in actual real-life conversations, which has the same meaning as its new meaning.
Original example:

Person 1: I just finished watching <funny movie name>, and <name> said <funny line>.

Person 2: Lol! (Person 2 is genuinely laughing at Person 1's statement).

New Internet meaning:

Person 1: I was walking down the street today, and someone blew smoke in my face.

(Five minute wait)

Person 2: Lol (Person 2 is using the term as a way to attempt to advance the conversation, which has now been killed by Person 2's statement).

Real-life conversation usage: Same as meaning 2
by Meee657 December 28, 2011
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1.
Lol
The name 'Lol' is an abreviated form of the name 'Laurence'.
"Hey Lol, you alright?"

"..Well i was chattin to Lol and he said.."
by Lol B February 06, 2009
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2.
lol
It's original definition was "Laughing out loud" (also written occasionally as "Lots of Laughs"), used as a brief acronym to denote great amusement in chat conversations.

Now, it is overused to the point where nobody laughs out loud when they say it. In fact, they probably don't even give a shit about what you just wrote. More accurately, the acronym "lol" should be redefined as "Lack of laughter."

Depending on the chatter, its definition may vary. The list of its meanings includes, but is not limited to:
1) "I have nothing worthwhile to contribute to this conversation."
2) "I'm too lazy to read what you just wrote so I'm typing something useless in hopes that you'll think I'm still paying attention."
3) "Your statement lacks even the vaguest trace of humor but I'll pretend I'm amused."
4) "This is a pointless acronym I'm sticking in my sentence just because it's become so engraved into my mind that when chatting, I MUST use the meaningless sentence-filler 'lol.'"

See: lmao, lmfao, rofl, lawl, heh, haha, lolol, and 120 for similarities.
Statement: Sorry if I'm not too cheery, my best friend just died yesterday.
Worthless Reply: lol

Statement: The golden ratio is truely an intersting aspect of not only mathematics, but art as well.
Worthless Reply: lol

Statement: ... And then he says, "Your mom goes to college!"
Worthless Reply: lol

Statement: Hey, are you doing anything tonight? You could come over to my house and play some Unreal Tournie...
Worthless Reply: lol, ok
by no_one_2000 August 10, 2005
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3.
lol
lol - originally meant "laughing out loud", but now is the most common expression in any text conversation, just used instead of HAHA or any giggle or something like that. Also used all the time when there's nothing else to say... LOL key should be added to a standard keyboard.
AiMDuMaSs1:I ripped a fart today in school
aImdUmAsS2:lol
by lol dude February 22, 2005
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4.
lol
It stands for "laughing out loud." A slight irony to this definition is that generally people don't literally laugh out loud. That's reserved for other acronyms such as, but not limited to, LMMFAO, LMAO, ROTFLMAO, etc. Lol is most commonly used as a slience breaker, a reply to a joke that is SUPPOSED to be funny but really isn't, or an answer to an uncomfortable or random statement that one couldn't think of a better response to.
Example 1:
Person 1: Hi
Person 2: Hey
Person 1: umm..
Person 2: uh.....
Person 1: lol

Example 2:
Person 1: I like to pick my nose and then massage the boogers on my anal orifice
Person 2: lol

Example 3:
Person 1: I got fired from my job today, got dumped, contracted HIV, lost an eye, got caught masturbating in the elementary school parking lot then shot the cop who tried to arrest me
Person 2: lol
by EXPLIZIT October 10, 2005
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lol
Originally meant "laughing out loud" but is now so overused that it now means "I find that vaguely amusing" also a filler word now when there is a puse in the conversation or the person is lost for a response, or they are too stupid or lazy to think of one.
A: I'm probably gonna kill myself tonight...
B: lol
by philanthropic arsonist November 15, 2005
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6.
lol
A term commonly used on the internet when you're not really paying attention, or have nothing to say.
Person: Man, my grandma died today. I'm totally bummed.
Me: lol


Person: Today was boring.
*10 minutes later*
Me: Lol.
by Redux August 21, 2005
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lol
1. Computer slang for "Laughing out Loud"
2. A phrase meaning to laugh. Mostly used by n00bs

See also: lmao, stfu
1. That Rick Hollern is so gay, lol.
2. lol!
by Crazy Man December 23, 2003
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