Definition of lolcat in English:



(also LOLcat)
  • (on the internet) a photograph of a cat accompanied by a humorous caption written typically in a misspelled and grammatically incorrect version of English.

    ‘whether it's flicking through Facebook, giggling at lolcats, or snooping on shopping sites, there's always something to pull your attention away from work’
    • ‘if you refuse to talk to your stockbroker in anything but LOLcat speak (I can haz dividend?) then you've got problems’
    • ‘Got some wonderful captures of Chino the other evening, which will get the LOLcat treatment eventually.’
    • ‘OK, let that be the last lolcat picture, lest we inundated by a flood of irrelevant cuteness.’
    • ‘In the words of the lolcat: not want.’
    • ‘She can focus on her work, Skype with her friends, and watch lolcat videos on YouTube without worrying about her sound driver.’
    • ‘What fun is social media if you can't photoshop lolcats into photos of your friends and share the results with them?’
    • ‘The tune seemed like a joke, the kind of thing you would forward onto friends who appreciated LOLcats humour.’
    • ‘When the music resumed at midnight, I had no choice but to go sit in the living room and look at pictures of lolcats until it stopped.’
    • ‘LOLcats are funny, and it's also funny that there's so much time and energy being poured into the creation of these things.’
    • ‘I found myself a few minutes ago, by mistake, on a lolcats website. The lolcat is the essential representation of the malaise of contemporary life: people with too much time on their hands and no idea how to use it.’



/ˈlälkat/ /ˈlɑlkæt/


Early 21st century from LOL + cat.