What Does Beat Mean in a Text?

"Beat" means "Exhausted," "Ugly," and "Perfect" (especially in the context of makeup). Here is more information about each of these definitions of "beat," with examples of use.


In general chat, both online and in real life, "beat" means exhausted, extremely tired, or worn out. For example:
  • Toni: Are you coming to the game tonight?
  • Jo: I'll take a rain check. I'm beat.


"Beat" is also sometimes used to mean ugly or unattractive. For example:
  • Sam: I don't have a girlfriend because I'm very choosy.
  • Lee: You don't have a girlfriend because your too damn beat!


Surprisingly, when referring to makeup "beat" means perfect or flawless. In this context, it is often combined with the word "face" to form the phrase "beat face".

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When I write beat, I might mean this: meaning of Beat

Especially in the context of makeup "beat" means perfect.

Summary of Key Points for the First Definition of Beat

"Exhausted" is the most common definition for Beat on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Type:Word (Slang)
Guessability:guessability level 2

2: Quite easy to guess

Typical Users:typical user
Adults and Teenagers

Summary of Key Points for the Second Definition of Beat

"Ugly" is another common definition for Beat.
Type:Word (Slang)
Guessability:guessability level 3

3: Guessable

Typical Users:typical user
Adults and Teenagers

Summary of Key Points for the Third Definition of Beat

When talking about makeup Beat means "Perfect."
Type:Word (Slang)
Guessability:guessability level 4

4: Difficult to guess

Typical Users:typical user
Adults and Teenagers

An Academic Look at Beat

Whether used to mean exhausted, ugly, or perfect, "beat" is a slang term. Slang is informal language that consists of words, phrases, and uses of language that are often restricted to a specific context or a particular group of users. Slang is not typically used in formal or professional settings.

Example of Beat Used in a Text

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