Definitions

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  • n. Fun; amusement; humor; especially schadenfreude.

Etymologies

Alteration of lol. (Nonstandard spelling of the plural suffix -s.) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • They especially love it when you post it online, so they can get "lulz" from it.

    "Would you like to see a little of it?" said the Mock Turtle.

  • Of course, the term "lulz" is more universal for a more Borat-esque prank level.

    What to Call a Griefer?

  • Currently starting from 2006, the website aims to showcase and document every video that has been the creative result of the fight against Scientology, whether it’s raid videos, TV documentaries, or plain lulz.

    RNB Quicklinks: Patty Hearst, Jesus OneTouch, L. Ron Hubbard, and more…

  • The irony is that Lady Gaga makes millions by people buying the Cartman song for "lulz".

    Joystiq

  • Gazeta Olsztynska's error or the misplaced photo was the product of a newspaper staff member in it for the "lulz" is uncertain.

    The Escapist : Latest News

  • Gnosis and the hackers who do it for more than the 'lulz' | Mike Castleman

    The Guardian World News

  • Atlus couldn't resist adding in the usual "lulz" to this announcement, of course ...

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  • I am going to pretend you are just a troll doing it for the "lulz" and assume you can't possibly be that ignorant.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Digg

  • In August, The New York Times Magazine did a story about trolls, some barely out of their teens, who antagonize others for the sake of "lulz": "Lulz is watching someone lose their mind at their computer 2,000 miles away while you chat with friends and laugh," one ex-troll told the publication.

    RantingsbyMM

  • They'll get tired of looking for their sick "lulz" if they're ignored.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Buzz

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  • Roughly equivalent to a noun sense of "laughs": "we did it for the lulz." It has a mean-spirited conotation. Derived from "lol," acronym for "laughing out loud."

    July 15, 2009

  • “Lulz�? is how trolls keep score. A corruption of “LOL�? or “laugh out loud,�? “lulz�? means the joy of disrupting another’s emotional equilibrium. “Lulz is watching someone lose their mind at their computer 2,000 miles away while you chat with friends and laugh,�? said one ex-troll who, like many people I contacted, refused to disclose his legal identity.

    The New York Times, The Trolls Among Us, by Mattathias Schwartz, August 3, 2008

    August 1, 2008

  • Is this different from lolz? If so, how? (so I can start using it and irritate more people)

    August 1, 2008