What Does ALR Mean in a Text?

ALR means "All Right" and "A Little Respect." Here is more information about each of these definitions with examples.

All Right

On TikTok and other social media apps, ALR usually means "all right." It is widely used in a number of different ways:
  • To indicate assent or agreement. (e.g., "Yes, it's ALR. I like it.")
  • As a statement that everything is okay. (e.g., "Everything is ALR here.")
  • As a question. (e.g., "Are you ALR?")
  • As an informal greeting. (e.g., "ALR? How's it going?")
ALR is one of many abbreviations of "all right." Others include aight, i8, ight, irie, and ite.

A Little Respect

In text messaging and online chat, ALR also means "A Little Respect." For example:
  • All I want is a ALR.
  • Give him ALR. He'll come round.

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When I write ALR, I mean this:

meaning of ALR

"All Right"

Summary of Key Points for the First Definition

"All Right" is the most common definition for ALR on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:All Right
Guessability:guessability level 3

3: Guessable

Typical Users:typical user
Adults and Teenagers

Summary of Key Points for the Second Definition

"A Little Respect" is another common definition for ALR.
Definition:A Little Respect
Guessability:guessability level 3

3: Guessable

Typical Users:typical user
Adults and Teenagers

An Academic Look at ALR

ALR is a contraction of the term "all right." Some contractions, like ALR, use letters of the fully expanded word in sequence. Other contractions, like Dr, use letters from the start and end of the fully expanded version. Contractions can also be formed by replacing a letter or letters with an apostrophe (e.g., can't).

ALR is often used as an abbreviated interrogative sentence (i.e., a question), with the meaning "How are you?" or "Is everything okay?" However, it in text messaging it is typically seen without a question mark. It can be written "ALR?" or "ALR."

Example of ALR Used in a Text

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