What Does 4EAE Mean?

4EAE means "Forever And Ever."

The abbreviation 4EAE is an "internet slang term" used with the meaning "Forever And Ever." It is typically used to reinforce a declaration of love and usually accompanies other abbreviations such as LU ("Love You") and ILY ("I Love You").

4EAE is one of many abbreviations used to add emphasis to declarations of true love. Others include:

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When I write 4EAE, I mean this:

meaning of 4EAE

People fall in and out of love but, for parents, love lasts 4EAE.

Summary of Key Points

"Forever And Ever" is the most common definition for 4EAE on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Forever And Ever
Type:Internet Slang Term
Guessability:guessability level 2

2: Quite easy to guess

Typical Users:typical user

Adults, Teenagers, and Under 13s

Examples of 4EAE in Sentences

Here are examples of 4EAE being used in conversations:
  • Amelia: I hope we're together 4EAE.
  • Saeed: Getting to the end of the week would be good.

An Academic Look at 4EAE

4EAE is classified by our team as an "internet slang term" as opposed to an initialism abbreviation or an acronym. Initially, "internet slang terms" were introduced for brevity but, particularly with the advent of predictive texting and on-screen keyboards, they are now mostly employed for fun. "Slang terms" differ from icons because they are not pictorial representations.

4EAE is an adverbial phrase. Adverbial phrase is the term for two or more words which play the role of an adverb. An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective or another adverb.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would have just said "Forever And Ever" instead of using 4EAE.

Using Numbers in Texts

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

Example of 4EAE Used in a Text


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