What Does NOPE Mean in a Text?

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NOPE usually means means "No." It may also be an acronym for "Not of Planet Earth." Here is more information about each of these definitions with examples.


The term NOPE is widely used as slang for the word "no," especially in spoken answers. NOPE is often used to add emphasis or to discourage further conversation. For example:
  • Toni: Can you lend me ten dollars?
  • Jordan: NOPE.
  • Ali: Are you coming to the party on Saturday?
  • Sam: NOPE.

Not of Planet Earth

NOPE is the title of a science-fiction horror movie written, directed, and produced by Jordan Peele, and starring Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, and Steven Yeun. The plot follows residents of an isolated town who witness a mysterious and chilling event. The movie is scheduled to be released on July 22, 2022.

On February 13, 2022, the trailer for NOPE was shown during the Super Bowl, prompting speculation that the title is an acronym of the phrase "Not of Planet Earth."

NOPE - Official Trailer

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meaning of NOPE


Summary of Key Points for First Definition

"No" is the most common definition for NOPE on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
Guessability:guessability level 1
1: Easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Summary of Key Points for Second Definition

"Not of Planet Earth" is another definition for NOPE.
Definition:Not of Planet Earth
Guessability:guessability level 4

4: Difficult to guess

Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

An Academic Look at NOPE

When used to mean "no," NOPE is a slang word. Slang refers to words, phrases and uses of language that are regarded as very informal and which are often restricted to a special context or a particular group of users.

When used to mean "Not of Planet Earth," NOPE is an acronym (i.e., an abbreviation spoken like a word). Acronyms differ from initialism abbreviations, which are pronounced using their individual letters.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "xx" instead of NOPE.

Example of NOPE Used in a Text

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