What Does I8 Mean in a Text?

I8 means "All Right."

I8 is an abbreviation of "aight," which is itself an abbreviation of the phrase "all right." This term is used to mean "okay" and is frequently employed to bring a conversation to an end.

"Aight" is thought to have derived from African American Vernacular English, in which standard English phrases are often adjusted to better fit the African-American accent.

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When I write I8, I mean this:

meaning of I8

I8 means alright.

Summary of Key Points

"All Right" is the most common definition for I8 on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:All Right
Type:Internet Slang Term
Guessability:guessability level 4
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults, Teenagers, and Under 13s

Examples of I8 in Sentences

Here are examples of I8 being used in conversations:
  • Joe: I'm going to a party tonight, but you're working aren't you?
  • Steve: Yeah. I'll see you tomorrow. I8?
  • Susannah: I can't talk, I'm at work. I'll call later.
  • Sophie: Sorry. I8?

An Academic Look at I8

I8 is defined as an "internet slang term" by our team because some of its characters are used as substitutes for letters. Many "slang terms" were introduced to reduce the number of key strokes required to write words, but since the arrival of predictive texting and keyboards on mobile devices this efficiency is less important.

"Internet slang terms" are still regularly used to make messages more entertaining or to express individuality. "Slang terms" differ from icons because they are not pictorial representations of words.

I8 can be used as a standalone declarative sentence (i.e., a statement). In other words, it is not always used as another part of speech within a wider sentence.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "okay" or "all right" instead of I8.

Using Numbers in Texts

This video shows the different ways that numbers are used in "text speak":

Example of I8 Used in a Text


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