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What Does G9 Mean?G9 means "Goodnight" as in "Goodnight sleep tight" and not "It was a good night."
When "G" and "nine" are said quickly together, it sounds a little like "goodnight."
For unclear reasons, G9 is also used to mean "genius" or "beautiful ex-girlfriend."
Summary of Key Points"Good Night" is the most common definition for G9 on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Adults and Teenagers
Image for G9When I write G9, I mean this:
G9 means goodnight.
Examples of G9 in SentencesHere are examples of G9 being used in conversations:
- Peter: I'm going to bed now. Speak tomorrow. G9.
- Janet: Okay, talk some more then.
- Steve: Do you fancy coming to the party later?
- Jason: I'm having an early night. G9.
An Academic Look at G9G9 is defined as a cyber term because some of its characters are used as substitutes for letters. Most cyber 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, cyber terms are still regularly used to make messages more entertaining or to express individuality. Cyber terms differ from icons because they are not pictorial representations.
What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?Before the digital era, we would have just said "goodnight" instead of G9.
Using Numbers in TextsThis video shows the different ways that numbers are used in "text speak":
Example of G9 Used in a Text
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