What Does XLR8 Mean?

XLR8 means "Accelerate." The term XLR8 is often used in its literal sense (i.e., speed up). Typically, however, it refers to a brand name. XLR8 is used by companies selling eye makeup, herbicides and computer products. XLR8 is also a popular computer driving game.

Summary of Key Points

"Accelerate" is the most common definition for XLR8 on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Image for XLR8

When I write XLR8, I mean this:

meaning of XLR8
The term XLR8 usually refers to a game of the same name, but it can just mean accelerate.


Examples of XLR8 in Sentences

Here are examples of XLR8 being used in conversations:
  • Tony: Everyone's talking about XLR8. Have you got it?
  • Jordan: Yeah, it's ok but the car noises are disappointing.
  • Tony: I hate it when people XLR8 just as you try and overtake.
  • Jordan: Yes, especially when it's a clapped-out old car.

An Academic Look at XLR8

XLR8 is defined as a cyber term because some of its characters are used as substitutes for letters. 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 Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "put your foot down" instead of XLR8.

Example of XLR8 Used in a Text


See Also

FTL (faster than light) LFDY (live fast, die young) NSF (not so fast) ZTWITT (to tweet really fast) FMCG (fast-moving consumer goods) AGP (accelerated graphics port) C (speed of light) FTASB (faster than a speeding bullet) GOD SPEED (good luck) HSPDA (high-speed packet-data access) HST (high-speed train) MACHING (going at maximum speed) REV (increase an engine's speed)