What Does 2NITE Mean?

2NITE means "Tonight" (see also 2NYT). 2NITE is commonly used for brevity in internet chat forums and text speak to mean "Tonight."

Of note:
  • 2NITE is the title of a 2015 song by legendary rapper Dr. Dre.
  • 2Nite is the trade name of an Italian vodka sold widely throughout the US state of Illinois.

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When I write 2NITE, I mean this: meaning of 2NITE For many people, 2NITE is often the best part of the day.

Summary of Key Points

"Tonight (see also 2NYT)" is the most common definition for 2NITE on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Tonight (see also 2NYT)
1: Easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults, Teenagers, and Under 13s


Examples of 2NITE in Sentences

Here's an example of 2NITE being used in a conversation:
  • Susan: How do you keep an idiot in suspense?
  • Lynn: I don't know.
  • Jo: I'll tell you 2NITE.

    An Academic Look at 2NITE

    2NITE is defined as a cyber term because some of its characters are used as substitutes for letters. Most cyber terms were introduced to reduce the number of key strokes required to write the word, but since the arrival of predictive texting and keyboards on mobile devices, this efficiency is no longer required. Nevertheless, cyber terms are still regularly used to make messages more entertaining or to express individuality. Cyber terms differ from icons because they are not pictorial representations. 

    2NITE is typically used as an adverb of time. An adverb of time modifies a verb to describe when the verb occurs. For example: "I will be meeting Jane 2NITE."

    What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

    Before the digital era, we would have just written "Tonight" instead of 2NITE.

Using Numbers in Texts

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

Example of 2NITE Used in a Text


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