What Does CYL8R Mean?

CYL8R means "See You Later." CYL8R is an efficient way to promise you will see someone again soon. (NB: Even though it does not specify a time, it usually implies you will see the person later that day.) CYL8R uses the sound of the number 8 to replace letters, making it efficient in terms of key strokes as well as fun. Here are some other terms that make use of this efficiency:

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When I write CYL8R, I mean this: meaning of CYL8R I will see you later.

Summary of Key Points

"See You Later" is the most common definition for CYL8R on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:See You Later
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers


Examples of CYL8R in Sentences

Here are examples of CYL8R being used in conversations:
  • Tony: Am I going to CYL8R?
  • Jordan: Maybe, are you still in a mood?
  • Tony: Can I have my cardigan back before tomorrow?
  • Jordan: We can talk about that when I CYL8R. I haven't seen it in weeks.

An Academic Look at CYL8R

CYL8R is not an acronym or an abbreviation. It is classified as a cyber term because it employs both letters and numbers. Initially, cyber term terms were introduced for brevity, but, particularly with the advent of predictive texting, they are now mostly employed for fun. CYL8R is used like a declarative sentence (i.e., statement). In other words, it is not used as a part of speech in a wider sentence.

Example of CYL8R Used in a Text


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