What Does LEET Mean in a Text?

Leet means "Elite." It is used widely online, especially in gaming circles, with the meaning "elite".

Leet is thought to have originated on BBS (Bulletin Board Systems), where "elite" level users developed an alternative alphabet that allowed them to discuss sensitive topics (e.g., hacking) without censorship. This language became known as Leetspeak.

Leetspeak is now widely referred to as leet and the associated symbols are common internet memes. For example:
  • Sam: Another win for us! We are LEET!
  • Ali: I carried you through that game noob! I'm the LEET one.
LEET is often written using the figures 1337 and sometimes as 133T.

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When I write LEET, I mean this:

meaning of LEET


Summary of Key Points

"Elite" is the most common definition for LEET on gaming related apps such as Discord, TeamSpeak and Telegram, as well as on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
Guessability:guessability level 4
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Example of LEET Used in a Text

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