GHOST (Dating Term)

What Does GHOST Mean?

GHOST means "End Contact Without Explanation."

Ghosting is a term used in dating to refer to the practice of ending a relationship by simply disappearing from the life of the other party. The ghost simply fails to respond to any messages, phone calls, or other attempts at contact.

Unlike a curver, a ghost will not respond to any messages. A ghost lacks the courage or interest to end the relationship and hopes that the other party will take the hint and accept the inevitable.

Summary of Key Points

"End Contact Without Explanation" is the most common definition of GHOST on online dating sites, such as Craigslist, Tinder, Zoosk and Match.com, as well as in texts and on chat forums.
GHOST
Definition:End Contact Without Explanation
Type:Word (Slang)
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Example of GHOST Used in a Text

GHOST

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