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- (Internet slang) Initialism of ; used to indicate great amusement at something in a discussion group, etc.
- (rare, dated) Initialism of .
- (Internet slang) Initialism of ; to experience great amusement at something.
- 2007 October, Steve Hogarty, “White Gold”, in PC Zone, number 185, page 30:
- IF YOU PLAYED Boiling Point and didn’t find yourself outwardly ROFLing at the absurd number of bugs the game was drowning in, then maybe you saw the potential Deep Shadows’ free-roaming Columbian RPG had hidden in its floating-puma infested jungles.
- 2008, Rhiannon Bury, quoting Callie, “Remotely Embodied Friendships in Female Fan Communities”, in Samantha Holland, editor, Remote Relationships in a Small World, Peter Lang, →ISBN, section 3 (Making Contact), pages 195 and 197:
- My REFs may be ROFLing7 while I’m definitely not. My RLFs will know the minute they see me or talk to me on the phone that I need cheering up.
- 2014 February 19, Stuart Dredge, “Talking Angela app: here’s what she’s really saying to your kids”, in Alan Rusbridger, editor, The Guardian, London: Guardian News & Media, →ISSN, →OCLC, archived from the original on 2014-02-19:
- It ends innocently – “Friends ROFLed and everybody at the party cheered at us. It was a cool night!” – but taken out of context with some of the questions above, it’s no surprise that parents are spooked.