Grammar Monster
Grammar Monster

Meaning of M9

What Does M9 Mean?

M9 means "best mate", i.e. one better than M8 ("mate"). The technique of portraying "better than" by adding a number is becoming increasingly common. Other examples include:
  • G3G (I really must go).
  • (G3G is more than G2G (Got to Go).)
  • H9 (To really hate).
  • (H9 is more than H8 (To hate).)
  • <4 (Strong love).
  • (<4 is more than <3 (icon for love).)
  • <2 (Not love yet).
  • (<2 is less than <3.)
Summary of Key Points

Definition for M9

M9 means "Best Mate (i.e., one better than a M8)". This is the most common definition for M9 on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter. Here is some more information about M9:

Definition:Best Mate
(one better than a M8)
Type:Cyber Term
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults, Teenagers, and Under 13s
An Image for M9
When I write M9, I mean this:

meaning of M9
M8 is a mate. M9 is a best mate.

Examples of M9 in Sentences

Here are examples of M9 being used in conversations:
  • Person A: I've taken your washing out the tumble dryer and folded it.
  • Person B: Thanks M8!
  • Person A: I'm your M9 not your M8.
  • Person B: You are now, M9.
  • Person A: I've got bit of a headache so I'm staying in tonight.
  • Person B: M9s don't lie to each other!
  • Person A: Yeah, you're right. I've arranged to meet that girl from last night.

An Academic Look at M9

M9 is classified as a cyber term. It is not an abbreviation. Most cyber terms were introduced to reduce the number of key strokes required to write the word, but since the arrival of predictive texting and keyboards on mobile devices, this efficiency is no longer required. Nevertheless, cyber terms are still regularly used to make messages more entertaining or to express individuality. Cyber terms differ from icons because they are not pictorial representations.

What Did We Used To Say?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "bezzer" or "bestie" instead of M9.

A Text with M9

Using M9 on a Cell Phone (SMS Texts, Whatsapp, and Yubl)


Popular Themes on Cyber Definitions