1. What does CUL stand for?

Catch you later

CUL stands for "catch you later." Dropping CUL at the end of a text or chat conversation is the same as saying "I'll see you around."

However, because CUL is used infrequently and has many meanings, you might be better off saying cul8r or TTYL than CUL. If you don't, the person you're chatting with might not understand that you're signing off for now, and that you intend to talk with or see them again soon.


Good talking with ya, CUL!

CUL means catch you later

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Updated October 5, 2020
2. What does CUL stand for?

See you later

Someone who says "CUL" is saying "see you later." People most often utilize CUL at the end of online chat conversations, but they sometimes use it at the end of text convos.

CUL is a casual way of saying goodbye that may also be sent as "SYL" or "CUL8R." When someone says they'll CUL, they plan to talk to or see you again soon - either online or IRL.

An example of when you might send it includes leaving a chatroom that you frequently participate in. Or, you might text "cul" to your sibling when the movie is about to start.

If you want to be cute, add an "A" to the end of the acronym to make "CULA," which stands for "see you later alligator."


Thanks for talking with me. CUL!

Bye, CUL!

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Updated November 16, 2021
3. What does CUL stand for?

Call you later

When you can't talk right now but can call someone later, send them "CUL." For example, if you are about to begin class, you can text your friend "CUL" to let her know that you will call her later.

People may send CUL in online chat messages but often send it when texting. While "later" is very subjective, it usually means later that day, somewhere in the realm of hours, not days.


Thx, I got your message. I'm at a meeting right now but I'll CUL

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Updated May 23, 2022

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