Definition of IRL abbreviation from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

IRL

 abbreviation
abbreviation
BrE BrE//ˌaɪ ɑːr ˈel//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌaɪ ɑːr ˈel//
 
 
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in real life; not on the Internet (used in chat on the Internet) If he did that IRL he'd have a bullet in his head. I’m meeting him IRL next week.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: IRL