What Does CUL8R Mean in a Text?

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The Quick Answer

CUL8R means "See You Later."

More Observations...

Other common versions of CUL8R are CYL8R and CYL8ER. Even though CUL8R does not specify a time, it usually implies a meeting on a same day. CUL8R uses the sound of the 8 to replace letters, making it efficient for texting as well as light hearted. Here are some other terms that make use of the number 8 in the same way:

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When I write CUL8R, I mean this:

meaning of CUL8R

CUL8R usually means a face-to-face meeting later the same day.

Summary of Key Points

"See You Later" is, by far, the most common meaning for CUL8R when it is used in a text. (Bear in mind that it could have another meaning if used in a different context.)
Definition:See You Later
Guessability:guessability level 3

3: Guessable

Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of CUL8R in Sentences

Here are examples of CUL8R in conversations:
  • Tony: Can I get my hair cut when I CUL8R?
  • Jordan: No, I'm having dinner with Uncle Mark tonight.
  • Helpless boy: On a scale of 1-10, how likely is it that I'll CUL8R?
  • His crush: -4.

An Academic Look at CUL8R

CUL8R is typically used as a standalone declarative sentence with the meaning "I will see you later." CUL8R is neither acronym nor abbreviation but an "internet slang term" because it employs both letters and numbers. "Slang terms" like this one were originally introduced for brevity, but nowadays they are mostly used for fun.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would have just said "See You Later" instead of CUL8R.

Example of CUL8R Used in a Text

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