What Does XOXO Mean?

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The Quick Answer

XOXO means "Hugs and Kisses."

More Observations...

XOXO is widely used in written and typed messages with the meaning "hugs & kisses." It is typically used as an affectionate salutation at the end of a message between friends or family members. However, it may also be used by intimate partners. XOXO means exactly the same as XO, but may indicate a little more enthusiasm (or excitability) on the part of the sender. The origins of the use of XOXO to mean "hugs & kisses" are unclear. The letter "X" is well established in the English-speaking world as representing a kiss, but the origins of the use of "O" to represent a hug are less clear. In any case, "Hugs & Kisses" should, of course, be abbreviated as OXOX, as XOXO should mean "kisses and hugs." "Hugs & kisses" can also be abbreviated as:

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When I write XOXO, I mean this:

meaning of XOXO

"Hugs and Kisses"

Summary of Key Points

"Hugs and Kisses" is, by far, the most common meaning for XOXO when it is used in a text. (Bear in mind that it could have another meaning if used in a different context.)
Definition:Hugs and Kisses
Type:Internet Slang Term
Guessability:guessability level 2

2: Quite easy to guess

Typical Users:typical user
Adults and Teenagers

Example of XOXO Used in a Text

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