What Does D8 Mean?

D8 means "Date."

D8 is used as an abbreviation of "date" in both senses of the word (i.e., a romantic meeting or a specific day). For example:
  • Toni: Would you like to go on a D8 with me?
  • Jo: So kind of you to ask. Let me check my diary for a D8 sometime after my funeral.
D8 uses the number 8 to replace the letters "ate." Other abbreviations that use the number 8 in this way include:

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When I write D8, I mean this: meaning of D8 D8 can mean both a romantic encounter and a day of the year.

Summary of Key Points

"Date" is the most common definition for D8 on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers


An Academic Look at D8

D8 is classified as a cyber term because it employs both letters and numbers.

Initially, cyber term terms were introduced for brevity, but, particularly with the advent of predictive texting, they are now mostly employed for fun.

Using Numbers in Texts

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

Example of D8 Used in a Text


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