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Catching an L means catching a loss. In this sense, you catch an L if you say something stupid or, if you try to sound intelligent but are proved wrong.
1. Sarah says, "Has anyone ever noticed that "Santa" has the same letters as Satan? Isn't that weird? What are your thoughts?"
Cathy responds, "And Santa is also the word for Saint in many languages. And since the figure of Santa Claus is based off SAINT Nicholas, its not surprising. So nice try, but you failed."

In that case, Sarah caught an L because she tried to prove an invalid point.
by Nicole.x3 February 01, 2009
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To lose, or to take a loss. The L comes from the word lose/ loss.
Me: Jermaine got beat up!
You: He took a L!
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To simply lose. When things Do not go as planned or when one has no choice but to decline an invitation for an appealing event.
John: bro are you still coming out tonight. Smith: Naw wifey coming over, im gonna have to take a L tonight.
by Detroit playa December 31, 2012
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represents the hand gesture for loser
a: ugh, i need to start tying my shoes, i swear. i tripped again when i was walking w joey

b: hahhahaha
b: L
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generally, a blunt. can, in looser application, refer to any rolled marijuana receptor.
B hayes: Hey yo, E. Hayes, what you tryin' a do?
E hayes: to himself: Yo yo my lyrical dream extreme... oh, Sup B. Hayes, im just tryin'a get down on this L...
by Handsome Joe April 29, 2005
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Normally a letter in the alphabet, but a sexy flawless motherfucker to Inspirits. He's from the flawless Korean boyband Infinite, and looks better naked.
To normal ppl: the letter before M and after K
To anime freaks: deathnote baby~
To Kpop fans: THE SEXY GORGEOUS MOTHERFUCKER SENT FROM HEAVEN WHO'S THE PERFECTEST OF ALL PERFECTION
by myungsoo's wife March 10, 2012
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