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  1. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    based on the text acronym ROFL = rolling on the floor laughing: to laugh heartily
    Funny Windows Error Codes (I rofled...)
    Submitted from United Kingdom on 30/05/2012
  2. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    to waste time in an enjoyable way
    Someone sitting around looking at YouTube videos is rofling.
    Submitted from United Kingdom on 30/05/2012


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