F8

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What Does F8 Mean?

F8 means "Fate" (as in "events outside a person's control that have been predetermined by a supernatural power). The term uses the sound of the number 8 to replace "ATE". In other words:
  • "F" + "8" = Fate
The following terms also make use of this efficiency: Of interest, terms with numbers like H8, GR8 (Great), and M8 (Mate) gave rise to terms like the following:
  • H9 (To really hate, i.e., a stronger sentiment than H8)
  • M9 (Best mate, i.e., better than M8)
  • GR9 (Really great, i.e., better than GR8)

Summary of Key Points

"Fate" is the most common definition for F8 on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
F8
Definition:Fate
Type:Acronym
Guessability:
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

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When I write F8, I mean this:

meaning of F8
I think finding that 20 was fate.

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Examples of F8 in Sentences

Here are examples of F8 being used in conversations:
  • Tony: We have all the same classes this year!
  • Jordan: It must be F8.
  • Tony: Would you say that having met me in the coffee shop this time last year was F8?
  • Jordan: Yes, I feel so lucky to have met you.

An Academic Look at F8

F8 is typically used as a noun. Of note, F8 is classified as a cyber term (as opposed to an acronym or an abbreviation) because it employs both letters and numbers. In the early days of texting, cyber term terms were used 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 F8 Used in a Text

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See Also

AFWTAFWTD (a fate worse than a fate worse than death (from Blackadder)) FWTD (fate worse than death)