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Meaning of GTSY


What Does GTSY Mean?

GTSY means "Good To See You". The meaning of the abbreviation GTSY can be taken literally. Typically, it is used at the start of a conversation, but it can also be used as a polite way of ending a conversation.

When used to end a conversation, GTSY has a literal meaning similar to "I don't dislike you, but I don't want to spend time talking to you".

Of note, GTSY is sometimes translated as "glad to see you" or "great to see you", but "good to see you" rings more true to native English speakers.
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Definition for GTSY

GTSY means "Good to See You". This is the most common definition for GTSY on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter. Here is some more information about GTSY:

GTSY
Definition:Good to See You
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers
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When I write GTSY, I mean this:

meaning of GTSY
"It's good to see you."
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Examples of GTSY in Sentences

Here are examples of GTSY being used in conversations:
  • Janet: Hello.
  • John: GTSY!
  • Janet: Yes, it's been six months.
  • Janet: What do you think of the concert?
  • John: I'll tell you when we next meet. GTSY.
  • (Here, GTSY is being used to end a conversation politely.)

An Academic Look at GTSY

GTSY is used as a standalone declarative sentence (i.e., a statement) with the meaning "It is good to see you." (In other words, it is not used as another part of speech within a wider sentence.)

What Did We Used To Say?

Before the digital era, we would have just said "good to see you" instead of GTSY.

A Text with GTSY

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

 
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