What is m8 short for?


M8 is short for "mate." This abbreviation is most often used to mean "friend" (especially when chatting with Australians).

In some instances, you may also encounter people using m8 to refer to:

  • Their SO
  • One half of a matched pair (think socks or birds)
  • The act of mating


Hey m8, how's things?

M8s should always have each other's backs

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Updated September 17, 2021

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