BL

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See also: bl, bl., .bl, B/L, and B&L

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BL

  1. (international standards) ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code for Saint Barthélemy since 2007.
    Synonym: BLM (alpha-3)

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Abbreviations.

Proper noun[edit]

BL

  1. Initialism of British Leyland.

Noun[edit]

BL (plural BLs)

  1. (UK military) Initialism of breechloader.
    • 1879, War Office, Manual of Siege and Garrison Artillery Exercises, page 37:
      B.L. cartridges have lubricators choked inside the cartridges of 40-pr. and lower natures.

Adjective[edit]

BL (not comparable)

  1. (UK military) Initialism of breechloading.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Japanese BL, from ボーイズラブ, from English boy+love.

Noun[edit]

BL (uncountable)

  1. Initialism of boys' love (yaoi media).

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Chinese[edit]

Chinese Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Japanese BL(ビーエル) (bīeru), from ボーイズラブ (bōizu rabu), from English boys + love.

Noun[edit]

BL

  1. boys' love (yaoi media); gay, male homosexuality

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German[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

BL

  1. ISO 3166-2:CH code of Basel-Landschaft (canton)

Japanese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [bʲiːe̞ɾɯ̟ᵝ]

Noun[edit]

BL(ビーエル) (bīeru

  1. Initialism of ボーイズラブ (bōizu rabu, boys' love).
    Coordinate terms: BL (literally boys' love), GL (literally girls' love), NL (heterosexual love, literally normal love; nonke love), TL (literally teens' love)

Korean[edit]

Korean Wikipedia has an article on:
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Noun[edit]

BL

  1. Initialism of 보이즈 러브 (boijeu reobeu, boys' love).