What does IRL stand for?

In real life

IRL is an acronym that stands for "in real life." It refers to actual reality away from the computer or video game system.

The acronym is helpful for individuals who get too caught up in the worlds that are alternatives to reality. Examples of these people include trekkies and people who get too caught up in larping. IRL is similar to the RL acronym.


"Online I am a level 85 Night Elf that controls 5 towns, but IRL I am a 7th grader who lives with my parents."
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IRL means in real life

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Last Updated: November 7, 2016

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