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What Does GC Mean?

When used online the abbreviation GC most commonly means "Group Chat." However, GC has a number of other meanings, including "Good Condition," "Good Call," "Gay Couple," and "Garbage Collect." Here is more information about each of these definitions of GC. Examples of use can be found below.

Group Chat

Many instant messaging services, such as WhatsApp, have a chat feature that allows users to send a message to multiple contacts within a group. This is known as "Group Chat" (often abbreviated to GC). Group Chat is typically used by family groups, groups of friends, or clubs.

Good Condition

The abbreviation GC is commonly seen on sites such as eBay and Gumtree, as well as in classified advertisements in newspapers, where it is used to indicate that an item offered for sale is in "Good Condition." GC contrasts with the following terms, which indicate the sale item is in perfect condition:

Good Call

In general online chat and in text messaging, GC is used with the meaning "Good Call" to express approval of a decision or suggestion.

Gay Couple

GC is used on online dating sites, such as Craigslist, Tinder, Zoosk and Match.com, with the meaning "Gay Couple." In this context it indicates the sexual orientation of users of the site.

Garbage Collect

In computing, GC is with the meaning "Garbage Collect" (or "Garbage Collection"). This is a process of memory management by which memory occupied by objects that are no longer in use by a program is reclaimed. Until the early 2000s, the process of GC was something programmers had to do with code during runtime. However, it is now generally an automatic procedure.

Summary of Key Points

First Definition of GC

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

Second Definition for GC

"Good Condition" is a widely used definition for GC in classified ads.
GC
Definition:Good Condition
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Third Definition of GC

"Good Call" is another common definition for GC.
GC
Definition:Good Call
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Fourth Definition for GC

"Gay Couple" is a definition for GC which is most often noted on online dating sites.
GC
Definition:Gay Couple
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults

Fifth Definition for GC

"Garbage Collect" (or "Garbage Collection") is a definition for GC used in computing.
GC
Definition:Garbage Collect
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

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When I write GC, I mean this:

meaning of GC
GC also means "Good Condition," "Good Call," "Gay Couple," and "Garbage Collect."

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Examples of GC in Sentences

Here are examples of GC being used in conversations:
  • Roddy: Let's make a group on WhatsApp and start a GC.
  • Harry: Great idea! But, I'm the only friend you've got.

  • (Here, GC means "Group Chat.")
  • Mike: How can they claim this is in GC? The fan doesn't work.
  • Viv: What is it?
  • Mike: A fan!

  • (Here, GC means "Good Condition.")
  • Julie: I'm not drinking tonight. Need to be on the ball for the exam tomorrow.
  • Jay: GC! I'll join you.

  • (Here, GC means "Good Call.")

An Academic Look at GC

Because it is pronounced using its individuals letters (i.e., Gee See), each of which represents a word, GC is classified as an initialism abbreviation. Initialisms contrast with acronyms, which are spoken like words (e.g., NASA, NATO).

Example of GC Used in a Text

Using GC on a Cell Phone (Texting, Whatsapp, and Tinder)

GC

See Also

Digital Dating Abbreviations, Acronyms & Slang Terms CWUYL (chat with you later) EOC (end of chat) FBC (Facebook chat) IRC (internet relay chat) VC (voice chat) EUC (excellent used condition) MINT (pristine condition) VGC (very good condition)