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What Does N8 Mean?

N8 means "Night." Night (N8) is shorthand for "night." It is often seen in the term N8N8 (night night), which means "goodnight."

Summary of Key Points

"Night" is the most common definition for N8 on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
N8
Definition:Night
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

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When I write N8, I mean this:

meaning of N8
N8 is shorthand for "night."

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Examples of N8 in Sentences

Here are examples of N8 being used in conversations:
  • Tony: It's really late! I have to run. N8.
  • Jordan: N8N8.
  • Mother: N8 N8 sleep tight.
  • Small Child: Yeah, I know. Make sure the bed bugs don't bite, etc.

An Academic Look at N8

N8 is classified as a cyber term (as opposed to an initialism abbreviation or an acronym). Initially, cyber term terms were introduced for brevity, but, particularly with the advent of predictive texting and on-screen keyboards, they are now mostly employed for fun. Cyber terms differ from icons because they are not pictorial representations.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would have just said "goodnight" instead of N8.

Using Numbers in Texts

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

Example of N8 Used in a Text

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See Also

2NITE (tonight) 2NYT (tonight) G9 (good night) GN (good night) GNE (good night and everything) GNFB (good night facebook) NITE (good night) NN (night night) STN (spend the night) B4N (bye for now) BAI (bye) BB4N (bye bye for now) CHEERIO (goodbye) CHEERS (goodbye) GBFN (goodbye for now) IGNB (I'm going now bye)