What Does GYAT Mean?

GYAT is an exclamation of admiration or appreciation and also means "Get Your Act Together." Here is more information about each of these definitions of GYAT, with examples of use.

Exclamation of Admiration or Appreciation

On social media, especially on video sharing apps such as TikTok, gyat is a word (pronounced "geeyat") used as an exclamation of admiration or appreciation.

In this context, gyat is typically used by young men when commenting on the physical attributes of a girl or woman. For example: In this context, gyat is often typed as "gyatt" (or even "gyatttttt," depending on the level of excitement of the sender).

Get Your Act Together

GYAT is also an abbreviation of the phrase "Get Your Act Together." In this context, it is used as an exhortation, to encourage someone to get organized or to do something about which they have been vacillating. For example:
  • GYAT and get this place sorted now!
  • You've been wanting to ask her out for weeks. GYAT and do it now.

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When I write GYAT, I mean this: meaning of GYAT GYAT is both an expression and an abbreviation.

Summary of Key Points for the First Definition

"Exclamation of Admiration or Appreciation" is the most common definition for GYAT on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Exclamation of Admiration or Appreciation
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Summary of Key Points for the Second Definition

"Get Your Act Together" is another common definition for GYAT.
Definition:Get Your Act Together
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers


An Academic Look at GYAT

When used as an expression of admiration or appreciation, gyat is typically used as an interjection. Interjections are words used to express feeling or sudden emotion. They can be standalone or used as part of a sentence (usually at the start).

An interjection can end in an exclamation mark to express a particularly strong feeling or emotion, but these are often omitted in text speak.

When used with the meaning "Get Your Act Together," GYAT is an initialism abbreviation. This means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Gee Why Aye Tee).

Example of GYAT Used in a Text


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