What is char short for?


Char is an abbreviation for "character," such as a keyboard character, a source code character, or a fictional character (video game, movie, story, etc.). On a more existential level, people may also use char to refer to a person's character (a person's moral qualities).

You will likely see people use char in messages, whether in texts, on social media (DMs), or when gaming. For example, you may apologize for a typo in a message, "Forgot some chars. Meant to type appropriate." Or, you might review another developer's code and message them, "You have some extra chars in your first css style."


I think he's the best char in the game
Agreed. I love how they animated him, too
Char prompt on Reddit
Char prompt on Reddit

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Updated October 30, 2023

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