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Meaning of L8R

What Does L8R Mean?

L8R means "Later". This term uses the sound of the number 8 to replace the "ate" part of the word.
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Definition for L8R

L8R means "Later". This is the most common definition for L8R on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter. Here is some more information about L8R:

Type:Cyber Term
1: Easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults, Teenagers, and Under 13s
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When I write L8R, I mean this:

meaning of L8R
L8R means later.

Examples of L8R in Sentences

Here are examples of L8R being used in conversations:
  • Caroline: I havenít finished reading the book you lent me, so is it okay if I give it back L8R?
  • Mark: Yeah, thatís fine.
  • Jim: Are you coming to the club tonight?
  • Jack: I will be there L8R.

An Academic Look at L8R

L8R is defined as a cyber term because some of its characters are used to substitute letters. Many cyber 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 saving is less important.

Cyber terms are still regularly used to make messages more interesting or to express individuality. Cyber terms differ from icons because they are not pictorial representations of words.

L8R is typically used as an adverb of time. An adverb of time modifies a verb to describe when the verb occurs. For example:
  • We'll be driving L8R.
  • (Here, L8R emphasizes that the verb (driving) will occur in the future.)

What Did We Used To Say?

Before the digital era, we would have just said "later" instead of L8R.

A Text with L8R

Using L8R on a Cell Phone (SMS Texts, Whatsapp, and Yubl)


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