What Does 10Q Mean?

10Q means "Thank you." It is a speedy way of expressing gratitude.

There are many alternative ways of saying thank you, including:

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When I write 10Q, I mean this: meaning of 10Q

Summary of Key Points

"Thank You" is the most common definition for 10Q on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Thank You
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user
Adults and Teenagers


Examples of 10Q in Sentences

Here are examples of 10Q being used in conversations:
  • John: Today I gave a man who asked for a donation towards the local swimming pool a glass of water.
  • Gary: Did he say 10Q?
  • John: Oddly, he didn't.
  • Sophie: You're not fat. You're just easier to see.
  • Tasha: Err, 10Q. I think.

An Academic Look at 10Q

10Q 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.

From a grammar perspective, 10Q is a declarative sentence (i.e., a statement). (In other words, it is not usually used as another part of speech within a wider sentence.)

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would have just said "thank you" instead of 10Q.

Using Numbers in Texts

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

Example of 10Q Used in a Text


"Cyber Speak" Test

You now know what 10Q means, but are you good at Cyber Speak? Well, let's see!
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