See also: irl.

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IRL

  1. (international standards) ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 country code for Ireland.
    Synonym: IE (alpha-2)

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EtymologyEdit

Initialisms and abbreviations.

Proper nounEdit

IRL

  1. (motor racing) Initialism of Indy Racing League.

AdverbEdit

IRL (not comparable)

  1. (Internet slang) Initialism of in real life (as opposed to online).
    Synonym: in the flesh
    Coordinate terms: in-game, online
    • 2015, Joanna Walsh, Grow a Pair:
      Due to the splendid isolation guaranteed by her social position she had never met a cock IRL and, as there was no Wi-Fi in the palace, she had no opportunity to check the facts.
    • 2015 October 15, “Why is it so hard to go from chatting on Tinder to meeting up in real life?”, in The Guardian[1]:
      I’ve recently been trying out Tinder, and while I match with people and even chat with them everything seems to be going well, but whenever I bring up meeting IRL, they are quick to ghost me.

AdjectiveEdit

IRL (not comparable)

  1. Existing or being such in real life.
    His IRL girlfriend.
    • 2020 January 10, Aimee Cliff, “Poppy: I Disagree review – online pop-bot embraces IRL nu-metal”, in The Guardian[2]:
      But as Poppy’s fictional world expanded, Pereira became embroiled in IRL controversy.

NounEdit

IRL (plural IRLs)

  1. (Internet slang) An IRL friend.

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