Smol Slang: Meaning, Origin, Sentence Examples

Written by Gabriel Cruz - Foodie, Animal Lover, Slang & Language Enthusiast

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(Adjective) Smol is derived from the word “small” and is used to describe a small and adorable person, animal, or thing.


Smol started as a dark joke for children on Twitter around 2008. Then in the mid-2010s, smol was added to the DoggoLinggo as a descriptor for small and adorable dogs.

Demographic (Who Uses This Word)

Today, Gen Z uses smol to describe someone or something small and cute. It is mostly used by fur parents who have small to medium-sized furry pets.

Smol Used in a Sentence

  • Example 1: Wow you have such a smol dog! He’s so cute. May I pet him?
  • Example 2: I would do anything for a smol doggie! 


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