What is w8 short for?


W8 is an abbreviation for "Wait," which is commonly used online, in text messages, and when gaming. The abbreviation is a quick way of telling someone to wait.

The "W" in the abbreviation is simply a "W" that is combined with "8" to sound like "Wait." It could be used to get a person to pause while you finish a thought or to get a person to physically stop moving so you can catch up or complete something. If it is used when gaming it may be used to tell a person to stop progressing through a game, stop fighting, or actually stop playing and pause the game.


Can u w8 a couple more minutes?

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Updated December 19, 2019

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