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Meaning of G8


What Does G8 Mean?

G8 means "Great". It is a shortened version of GR8 (Great). Of note, G8 is almost never used to mean gate (as in a garden gate).

Of interest, the term GR8 (Great) gave rise to the term GR9 (Really great) (i.e., one better than GR8), but this has not yet happened with G9, which means "Good Night".
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Definition for G8

G8 means "Great". This is the most common definition for G8 on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter. Here is some more information about G8:

G8
Definition:Great
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers
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When I write G8, I mean this:

meaning of G8
G8 is a shortened version of GR8.
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Examples of G8 in Sentences

Here are examples of G8 being used in conversations:
  • Person A: Good morning! How is my best friend feeling today?
  • Person B: I'm G8 darling.
  • Person A: How G8 was Iron Man last night?
  • Person B: It was okay. I preferred Mean Girls.

An Academic Look at G8

G8 is typically used as an adjective. As it includes both a letter and number, G8 is not an acronym or an abbreviation but a cyber term. Originally, cyber term terms were introduced for brevity, but, particularly with the advent of predictive texts, they are now mostly employed for fun.

What Did We Used To Say?

Before the digital era, we would have just said "great" or "terrific" instead of G8.

A Text with G8

Using G8 on a Cell Phone (SMS Texts, Whatsapp, and Yubl)

 
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