What Does GOK Mean in a Text?

GOK means "God Only Knows." The phrase "God Only Knows" is a way of saying it's impossible to predict what will happen or to give an accurate answer to a question.

Other abbreviations with similar meanings to GOK include: Of note, "God Only Knows" is a song written in May 1966, by Brian Wilson and Tony Asher, for the legendary American band The Beach Boys. It is widely considered to be the band's best ever song.

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When I write GOK, I mean this:

meaning of GOK

GOK means I most definitely don't know.

Summary of Key Points

"God Only Knows" is the most common definition for GOK on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:God Only Knows
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of GOK in Sentences

Here are examples of GOK being used in conversations:
  • Child: How many flies are there in the World?
  • Adult: GOK, lots I expect.
  • Fergus: Do you think Maria and Colm will get married?
  • Sam: GOK, they seem to split up every other month.

An Academic Look at GOK

The abbreviation GOK represents a proverbial phrase or interjection expressing amazement or puzzlement. A proverbial phrase or a proverbial expression is a saying that becomes widely known through word of mouth. The phrase and expression differ because while a proverb is a fixed expression, a proverbial phrase allows alterations to fit the grammar of the context.

GOK is an interjection. An interjection is not grammatically related to any other part of the sentence. It is included in a sentence (usually at the start) to express a sentiment such as surprise, disgust, joy, excitement, or enthusiasm. In formal writing, interjections are usually offset from the surrounding words with commas.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "Goodness Knows" or even just "God Only Knows" instead of using GOK.

Example of GOK Used in a Text

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