What Does CUL8ER Mean in a Text?

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CUL8ER means "See You Later." CUL8ER is used to tell someone that you will see them again soon (without specifying exactly when). The term uses the sound of the number 8 to replace letters, making it efficient in terms of key strokes as well as fun. Other terms that make use of this efficiency include:

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When I write CUL8ER, I mean this:

meaning of CUL8ER

I can't wait to see you later.

Summary of Key Points

"See You Later" is the most common definition for CUL8ER on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:See You Later
Guessability:guessability level 3

3: Guessable

Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of CUL8ER in Sentences

Here are examples of CUL8ER being used in conversations:
  • Tony: I can't wait to CUL8ER!
  • Jordan: I've seen you every day this week.
  • Tony: Could you believe he just replied saying "CUL8ER".
  • Jordan: I know! He's in big trouble.

An Academic Look at CUL8ER

CUL8ER is a declarative sentence (i.e., statement). In other words, it is not used as a part of speech in a wider sentence.

Of note, CUL8ER is not an acronym or an abbreviation. It is classified as an "internet slang term" by our team because it employs both letters and numbers. Initially, "internet slang terms" were introduced for brevity, but, particularly with the advent of predictive texting, they are now mostly employed for fun.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would have just have said something like "See You Later" instead of CUL8ER.

Example of CUL8ER Used in a Text

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