What does 8 mean online and in text messages?


While 8 represents "eight," people often use it as an abbreviation for "ate," whether it be the verb or part of a larger word or phrase, such as 2L8 and L8R. For example, your friend may text you, "I 8 at Joe's, so you don't have to make any dinner for me."

You may see people use 8 in various contexts online and in messages. For example, you might message your friend, and they say, "The movie was gr8 but a lil long. Cul8r!" Or, an instagrammer may caption a photograph of a restaurant with, "I 8 here last nite, and it was magical!!"


I 8 pizza for the past three days... I should really try something different tonight
Uhh, yeah
Wow, don't be a h8r
Sk8r and l8r tweet
Sk8r and l8r tweet

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Updated May 31, 2023

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