What Does 2DAY Mean in a Text?

The Quick Answer

2DAY means "Today."

More Observations...

The abbreviation 2DAY (usually written 2day) is used in text-based messaging with the meaning "Today." Of note: 2Day FM is an Australian radio station, which broadcasts from Sydney, New South Wales.

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When I write 2DAY, I mean this:

meaning of 2DAY

2Day is a simple abbreviation of the word "Today."

Summary of Key Points

"Today" is, by far, the most common meaning for 2DAY when it is used in a text. (Bear in mind that it could have another meaning if used in a different context.)
Guessability:guessability level 1
1: Easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults, Teenagers, and Under 13s

Examples of 2DAY in Sentences

Here are examples of 2DAY in conversations:
  • 2DAY a man knocked on my door and asked for a small donation towards the local swimming pool. I gave him a glass of water.
  • There is a new trend in our office. Everyone is putting names on the food in the refrigerator. I saw it 2DAY, while I was eating a bagel called Mike.

An Academic Look at 2DAY

2DAY is defined as an "internet slang term" by our team 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 the word, 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 would have just said "Today" instead of using 2DAY.

Using Numbers in Texts

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

Example of 2DAY Used in a Text

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