What Does 2NYT Mean?

2NYT means "Tonight." The abbreviation 2NYT is a cyber term commonly used for brevity in internet chat forums and text speak to mean "Tonight."

Summary of Key Points

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

Image for 2NYT

When I write 2NYT, I mean this:

meaning of 2NYT
In regions of the arctic or antarctic, you might see the northern lights 2NYT.


Examples of 2NYT in Sentences

Here are examples of 2NYT being used in conversations:
  • Trev: How do you keep a dork in suspense?
  • Becky: I don't know.
  • Trev: I will tell you 2NYT.
  • Rob: Are you coming 2NYT?
  • Teri: I can't 2NYT. I have to study.

An Academic Look at 2NYT

2NYT 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. 

2NYT 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 calling Tom 2NYT." (Here, 2NYT emphasizes that the verb (calling) will be occurring in the future (tonight).)

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

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

Using Numbers in Texts

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

Example of 2NYT Used in a Text


See Also

2NITE (Tonight) 2M (Tomorrow) L8TR (Later) L8R G8R (Later Gator)