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Meaning of GTG

What Does GTG Mean?

The most common meaning for GTG is "Got To Go." It is typically used to end a conversation quickly to deal with a higher priority matter. GTG is also written G2G.

Although less common, GTG can also mean "Good To Go." In this meaning, it simply means "I am ready." It is a mostly used on instant-messaging platforms (e.g., Skype, online gaming).
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Definition for GTG

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

Definition:Got To Go
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers
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When I write GTG, I mean this:

meaning of GTG
GTG can mean "I have a higher priority task" or "I am ready." (When it means "I have a higher priority task, it does not necessarily mean "I need to go the toilet.")

Examples of GTG in Sentences

Here are some examples of GTG being used in sentences:
  • Good to chat, mate. GTG.
  • (Here, GTG carries the connotation "Unfortunately, something more important has just come up".)

  • GTG when you are.
  • (Here, GTG means "I am ready.")

An Academic Look at GTG

In both meanings, GTG is used as a standalone declarative sentence (i.e., a statement), meaning "I have got to go" or "I am good to go". In other words, it is not used as another part of speech within a wider sentence.

GTG is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Dublyu Ell Tee Em), but as this is harder to say than "Got To Go" and "Good To Go", it is not often spoken using its letters. In other words, the abbreviation GTG is for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech.

A Text with GTG

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


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