What Does the Texting Slang “LBS” Mean?

The abbreviation “LBS,” when used in text messages or online, typically stands for “laughing but serious.” The most popular way to shorten “pounds” is to use the acronym “lbs,” which is written in lowercase letters.

Learning behaviour specialist, low blood sugar, local bike shop, and location-based service are further abbreviations for “LBS.” Additionally, it serves as the acronym for a number of universities, including Lauder Business School, Long Beach State, Lagos Business School, and London Business School.

“LOL” (for “laughing out loud”), “LHH” (for “laughing hella hard”), “ROFL” (for “rolling on floor laughing”), “LIS” (for “laughing in silent”), and “PIMPL” are other popular texting acronyms that are associated with the idea of “laughing but serious” (pee in my pants laughing).

Misha Khatri
Misha Khatri is an emeritus professor in the University of Notre Dame's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BSc in Chemistry and Mathematics and a PhD in Physical Analytical Chemistry from the University of Utah.


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