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Definition of IRL abbreviation from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

IRL

 abbreviation
abbreviation
NAmE//ˌaɪ ɑr ˈɛl//
 
(informal)
 
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in real life, not on the Internet (used in informal situations 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 Learner's Dictionary entry: IRL