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Meaning of GM

What Does GM Mean? (Using GM Online)

GM most often means "Good Morning".

Of interest, the most common meaning of GM used to be General Motors, but the rise of free messaging services like WhatsApp has increased the use of GM in the meaning "Good Morning" to the extent that it is now the most common definition. (NB: When messaging incurs a cost (e.g., texting), people tend not to wish each other "Good Morning". However, such niceties have become far more common since sending them became easier and free.)

Other common meanings of GM include:
  • Genetically Modified. An organism is described as "genetically modified" when its genetic material has been altered through genetic-engineering techniques (commonly to produce medicine and food).

  • Good Move. "Good Move" is a common response during online gaming to congratulate a player for a shrewd move, usually one that puts the sender under pressure (i.e., a move similar to "check" in chess).

  • General Motors. With its headquarters in Detroit, General Motors Company (known as GM) is an American car manufacturer. After bankruptcy and restructuring in 2009, GM became General Motors Company LLC (but maintained the name GM). GM manufactures Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Opel and Vauxhall (among others).

  • Game Master. A Game Master is a person who runs or referees a Massively-Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG)
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Definition for GM

GM means "Good Morning". This is the most common definition for GM on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter. Here is some more information about GM:

GM
Definition:Good Morning
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
1: Easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers
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When I write GM, I mean this:

meaning of GM
The most common meaning for GM is now "Good Morning". However, it used to be "General Motors".
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Examples of GM in Sentences

Here are examples of GM being used in conversations:
  • Simon: GM all!
  • Toby: Why are you so happy?
  • Simon: I'm off on holiday tonight!
  • (Here, GM means "Good Morning".)
  • Dawn: These GM tomatoes are tasteless!
  • Mark: Yeah, but they last forever.
  • (Here, GM means "Genetically Modified".)
  • Dawn: I've bought Marylebone.
  • Mark: GM. Git.
  • (Here, GM means "Good Move".)

An Academic Look at GM

When GM means "Good Morning" or "Good Move", it is used like a standalone declarative sentence (i.e., a statement). When it means "Genetically Modified", it is an adjective. When a noun is needed, it is more common to see GMO (Genetically Modified Organism).

What Did We Used To Say?

Before the digital era, we would have just said "Good Morning" instead of GM.

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Second Definition for GM

This meaning was also noted:

GM
Definition:Genetically Modified
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
1: Easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers
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Third Definition for GM

This meaning was also noted, but it is not common:

GM
Definition:Good Move
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers
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Using GM on a Cell Phone (SMS Texts, Whatsapp, and Yubl)

 
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