What Does 1UP Mean?

1UP means An Extra Life in an online gaming context.

The term 1UP came to prominence with the Super Mario games. It is now commonly used by gamers to denote they have been rewarded with "An Extra Life."

Summary of Key Points

"An Extra Life" is the most common definition for 1UP on online gaming forums.
Definition:An Extra Life
Type:Abbreviation (Initialism)
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers


Examples of 1UP in Sentences

Here is an example of 1UP being used in an online conversation:

Using Numbers in Texts

This video shows the different ways that numbers are used in "text speak":

Example of 1UP Used in a Text

Using 1UP on a Cell Phone (SMS Texts, Whatsapp, or Snapchat)


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