What Does 224 Mean in a Text?

224 means "Today, Tomorrow, Forever."

The number 224 is an "internet slang term" used in text speak to express permanency in a romantic context. It is typically used when making a declaration of love and is often combined with other abbreviations to add emphasis. For example:

Video Summarizing 224

Here is a short video summarizing how the numeronym 224 works:

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When I write 224, I mean this:

meaning of 224

A young couple in love 224. (Hopefully!)

Summary of Key Points

"Today, Tomorrow, Forever" is the most common definition for 224 on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Today, Tomorrow, Forever
Type:Internet Slang Term
Guessability:guessability level 4

4: Difficult to guess

Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of 224 in Sentences

Here are examples of 224 being used in conversations:
  • Jason: I will love you 224.
  • Michelle: You're so sweet, but I'm still not doing it.
  • Daughter: Please, I will love you 224.
  • Mom: Thanks, but you're still not having the car.

An Academic Look at 224

224 is typically used as an adverb of time. An adverb of time modifies a verb to describe when the verb occurs. For example:
  • "I will hate you 224."

  • (Here, 224 emphasizes that the verb (to hate) will occur ad infinitum.)
Of note, 224 is defined as a internet slang term because some of its characters are used as substitutes for letters. Most "slang terms" were introduced to reduce the number of key strokes required to write words or phrases, but since the arrival of predictive texting and keyboards on mobile devices, this efficiency is no longer required. Nevertheless, "slang terms" are still regularly used to make messages more entertaining or to express individuality. "Slang 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 "forever" instead of using 224.

Using Numbers in Texts

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

Example of 224 Used in a Text

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