What Does G1 Mean in a Text?

G1 means "Good One." The phrase "Good One" is commonly used in response to a statement or joke to show approval. However, it can also be used to express disbelief. For example:
  • Person 1: I got picked for the first team!
  • Person 2: G1! Well done!
  • (Here, G1 expresses approval.)
  • Person 1: I was just consoling her.
  • Person 2: G1. You were both naked.
  • (Here, G1 expresses disbelief.)

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When I write G1, I mean this:

meaning of G1

G1 means "Good One."

Summary of Key Points

"Good One" is the most common definition for G1 on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Good One
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults, Teenagers, and Under 13s

Examples of G1 in Sentences

Here are examples of G1 being used in conversations:
  • Sam: There are two rules for success: Rule 1. Don't tell all you know...
  • Andrea: G1!
  • Pupil: I'm late because my dog was abducted by aliens.
  • Teacher: G1! See me after class.

An Academic Look at G1

G1 is classed as a saying (i.e., a concisely written or spoken linguistic expression).

G1 is an "internet slang term" as opposed to an initialism abbreviation or an acronym. Initially, "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.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "Well done" instead of using G1.

Second Definition for G1

This meaning was also noted:
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Using Numbers in Texts

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

Example of G1 Used in a Text

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