What Does 241 Mean in a Text?

241 means "Two For One."

The number 241 (or 2-4-1) is most commonly used in internet chat forums and text speak to mean "Two for One." It indicates that two items can be bought for the price of one. For example:
  • Cal: Sarah's new boyfriend is as gross as her last one.
  • Sam: I know. I think she gets them 241 at the ugly shop.
  • Ali: Hey guys, I absolutely insists on buying the next round.
  • Lee: Yeah, right. They must be doing 241.

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When I write 241, I mean this:

meaning of 241

241: Two for the price of one.

Summary of Key Points

"Two For One" is the most common definition for 241 on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Two For One
Guessability:guessability level 2

2: Quite easy to guess

Typical Users:typical user


An Academic Look at 241

Because some of its characters are used as substitutes for letters, 241 is classified as a internet slang term.

Most "slang terms" were introduced to reduce the number of key strokes required to write a word or phrase, 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 emoticons because they are not pictorial representations.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

The use of the number 241 to mean "Two For One" pre-dates the digital era.

Using Numbers in Texts

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

Example of 241 Used in a Text

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