What Does “RLY” Mean?

By Jax

“RLY” stands for “really” but usually with some implied sarcasm to the message. It is used to affirm something while also expressing some level of disbelief or sarcasm.

Abbreviation Meaning and Emotion

  • RLY: Really
  • Emotion: Positive/Affirmation

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Examples and Other Meanings

Here are a couple of instances where “RLY” could be used with different emotions and intentions:

“O RLY! You thought that we wouldn’t be going today, huh!?”

  • Emotion: Silly
  • Intention: Expressing that what the person said is kind of ridiculous

“RLY? I feel like they just said they wanted to go!”

  • Emotion: Inquisitive
  • Intention: Having additional context to a situation and adding expression to the conversation