What Does G2F Mean in a Text?

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G2F means "Got To Fly." The phrase "Got To Fly" is an idiom used with the meaning "I have got to leave immediately." GTF is used in text-based messaging to indicate that someone is in a hurry and has to leave right away, usually because they are late for their next appointment.

"Got To Fly" shouldn't be confused with the phrase "I'm so fly," which means someone thinks they're really cool.

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When I write G2F, I mean this:

meaning of G2F

G2F means you're in a hurry.

Summary of Key Points

"Got to Fly" is the most common definition for G2F on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Got to Fly
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of G2F in Sentences

Here are examples of G2F being used in conversations:
  • Sam: Can you help with my report?
  • Richard: Ah, would love to, but G2F.
  • Tina: Do you want to see my holiday photographs?
  • Gilly: Sounds great, but G2F. Maybe later.

An Academic Look at G2F

"Got To Fly" is an idiom, i.e., a commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words. The use of the abbreviation G2F does not mean the sender has to catch a flight somewhere, it simply indicates they are in a hurry and have to leave immediately.

G2F is classified as an "internet slang term" by our team because some of its characters are used as substitutes for letters. Most "slang terms" were introduced to reduce the number of key strokes required to write the word, but since the arrival of predictive texting and keyboards on mobile devices, this efficiency is no longer required. Nevertheless, "slang terms" are still regularly used to make messages more entertaining or to express individuality.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "Must dash" or "Can't hang around" instead of G2F.

Using Numbers in Texts

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

Example of G2F Used in a Text

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