What Does 4GET Mean?

4GET means "Forget." The abbreviation 4GET is a cyber term used in text-based conversations to mean "Forget."

4GET is often used as an imperative, or as a verb. For example:
  • You can 4GET it!
  • (Here, 4GET is being used to give an order.)
  • I will never 4GET you.
  • (Here, 4GET is being used to express an action.)

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Summary of Key Points

"Forget" is the most common definition for 4GET on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
1: Easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers


Examples of 4GET in Sentences

Here are examples of 4GET being used in conversations:
  • That guy is so stupid. If he ever stopped to think, he would 4GET to start again.
  •  When I'm dead, I'm going to 4GET everything, and I advise you to do the same.
  • [Kurt Vonnegut Jr.]

An Academic Look at 4GET

4GET is classified as a cyber term as opposed to an initialism abbreviation or an acronym. Initially, cyber term terms were introduced for brevity, but, particularly with the advent of predictive texting and on-screen keyboards, they are now mostly employed for fun. Cyber 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 written "Forget" instead of using the abbreviation 4GET.

Using Numbers in Texts

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

Example of 4GET Used in a Text


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