What is str8 short for?


Str8 is most often used online and in text messages as an abbreviation for "straight." It may be used for various definitions of straight, like when someone is being direct in how they speak, when an object flies in a direct line, or the heterosexual identity of a person.

Where does str8 come from?

There are no clear origins of the "str8" abbreviation, but it did become popular in the early-2000s as Internet lingo and texting became more commonplace. It is one of many abbreviations that utilizes an 8 as a replacement for "eight," "aight," "ate," and "ait" in words. Some other examples include d8, h8r, w8n, and l8.

Who uses str8?

Anybody may use the abbreviation, but it's particularly favored by people who love Internet lingo. It is most often used to describe people's heterosexual preference ("r u str8") and to classify the state of the relationship between 2 people ("r we str8?"), but may be used in other applications of "straight." If you want to add emphasis to "straight" you can use dstr8.


I am going str8 home after school 2day

Just tell me str8 to my face!

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Updated April 5, 2021

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