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Intelligence agency term for "psychological operation". A government or corporate-sponsored operation, usually taking the form of a "terrorist attack" or "crazed gunman on a spree", with the intent of panicking the public into demanding more police and laws inhibiting freedom. Psyops are usually carried out by drugging a civilian or group of civilians with aggression-promoting drugs, psyching them up, arming them, and sending them out to commit mayhem. Government-sponsored terrorism. See also blackshirts, conspiracy
Person A: Man, that nutcase Martin Bryant guy shot 35 people in Tasmania!

Person B: No, he wasn't a nutcase, that was just a psyop so the government could have an excuse to ban guns.
by Mystikan April 11, 2006
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A term used online to address people (mainly your friends) who you know in real life. It is mainly used whilst people are online.
Online friend 1: I went shopping today with my friends!
Online friend 2: Ugh, i'd love to go shopping but i hate all my irls..
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Abbreviation for "In Real Life." Often used in internet chat rooms to let people you are talking about something in the real world and not in the internet world. Also can be used to differentiate between an actor/actress and the character they play.
"I totally hate that guy IRL!" (Internet)

"I fucked that whore IRL!" (Internet)

"He/she does not live in New York IRL." (Actor/Actress)
by IceWarm June 25, 2004
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A great game, it's 100% pvp, best graphics ever, free until u turn 18 and then u get pwned by hax0rs called "da government" and they steal ur munies frum u til u so poor
but it's mostly a great game to play
OMG i just quit WoW to play irl!
by Shotinthemouth November 26, 2007
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In Real Life - Something people who have such a thing say on the Internet to irritate those of us who do not. These three letters send the average geek loner into a nostalgic flashback of better times in their childhood.
"I'm talking about my friends IRL not you, loser."

"I wish I could attract members of the opposite sex IRL."

"Do you think we'll ever meet IRL?"
by Justin December 04, 2004
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'In Real Life'
A way for WoW fags or other obsessive gamers to imply that they actually have a life to their friends online.
Gamer 1: 'Damn, gotta take out trash IRL'

Gamer 2: 'But dude, the battle's just about to start'

Gamer 1: 'I know, seriously, why doesn't my mom take it out, it's her trash!?!'

Gamer 3: 'I thought you said you were thirty...'

Gamer 1: 'I am'

Gamer 2: 'And you still live with your mom???'

Gamer 1: AFK*
by Freshbott2 May 09, 2010
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