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Meaning of GON


What Does GON Mean?

GON means "Go On", "Gonna" and "Gone".

"Go On". The abbreviation GON is principally used with the meaning "Go On" as a way of encouraging someone to continue talking or writing about something.

"Gonna". GON is also often used to mean "Gonna", a slang term that is an informal way of saying or writing "Going To". "Gonna" is widely used not only in text based conversations, but also in contemporary fiction, films and song lyrics (e.g., the tagline for the film Ghostbusters (1984), was "Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!")

Similar contractions to "Gonna" include, "Shoulda", "Woulda" and "Coulda", all of which have been widely used in song lyrics since as early as the 1930s.

"Gone". The abbreviation GON can also be used with the meaning "Gone", as in "Departed" or "Used Up".
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Definition for GON

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

GON
Definition:Go On
Type:Word and Abbreviation
Guessability:
1: Easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers
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When I write GON, I mean this:

meaning of GON
GON can be an encouragement to carry on.
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Examples of GON in Sentences

Here are examples of GON being used in conversations:
  • Tom: I had a hot date with your ex last night.
  • Lewis: GON. Are you going to see her again?
  • Carly: I heard a rumour there were going to be mass redundancies at work.
  • Dee: GON. What else do you know?

An Academic Look at GON

When used to mean "Go On", GON is typically used as an imperative (i.e., an order).

When used to mean "Gonna", GON is a verb (i.e., a doing word) with the meaning "somebody is going to do something".

When used to mean "Gone", GON is the past participle of the verb "to go" and is also an adverb, meaning something or someone is no longer present.

What Did We Used To Say?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "please continue", "going to" or "all gone" instead of using GON.

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Second Definition for GON

This meaning was also noted:

GON
Definition:Going To (see also GONNA)
Type:Word and Abbreviation
Guessability:
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers
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Third Definition for GON

This meaning was also noted, but it is not common:

GON
Definition:Gone
Type:Word and Abbreviation
Guessability:
1: Easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers
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Using GON on a Cell Phone (SMS Texts, Whatsapp, and Yubl)

 
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