4COL

What does 4COL stand for?

For crying out loud

Someone who is fed up with a situation may use 4COL to mean "for crying out loud." It is an expression of frustration that originated in America in the 1920s.

What is the origin of "for crying out loud?"

"For crying out loud" is a replacement used by people who either do not want to take the Lord's name in vain. While unconfirmed, American cartoonist Thomas Aloysius Dorgan may have coined the phrase "for crying out loud" in one of his 1920s cartoons.

4COL is more commonly written "FCOL."

Example

"4COL ppl, calm down already!"
4COL means "for crying out loud"

4COL means "for crying out loud"

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Last Updated: October 7, 2021

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