What Does G2R Mean in a Text?

G2R means "Got To Run." The abbreviation G2R is used informally to close a conversation. It indicates the sender is late or in a hurry.

G2R is simlar in meaning to G2G ("Got To Go").

The muscial "Edges," written by Pasek & Paul in 2005, features a song titled "I've Gotta Run." The show has been performed in many countries including Australia, America and France.

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When I write G2R, I mean this:

meaning of G2R

G2R is another way of saying you need to be somewhere else.

Summary of Key Points

"Got to Run" is the most common definition for G2R on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Got to Run
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of G2R in Sentences

Here are examples of G2R being used in conversations:
  • Stan: When are you going to pay back the $50 I lent you?
  • Andrea: Is that the time? G2R. I'm late for a meeting.
  • Martha: How are you? I'm bored today.
  • Alison: I'm on my way out. G2R. Will ring you later.

An Academic Look at G2R

G2R is classified by our team as 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.

Although the phrase "Got To Run" can be taken literally, it is most often used figuratively; i.e., as an imaginative way of indicating that you are in a hurry.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "Can't stop, I'm in a hurry" instead of using G2R.

Using Numbers in Texts

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

Example of G2R Used in a Text

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