What Does H8 Mean in a Text?

"H8" means "Hate." The term uses the sound of the number 8 to replace "ATE". In other words:
  • "H" + "8" = Hate
Of interest, terms with numbers like H8, GR8 (Great), and M8 (Mate) gave rise to terms like the following:
  • H9 (To really hate, i.e., a stronger sentiment than H8)
  • M9 (Best mate, i.e., better than M8)
  • GR9 (Really great, i.e., better than GR8)

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When I write H8, I mean this:

meaning of H8

To H8 is to hate something.

Summary of Key Points

"Hate" is the most common definition for H8 on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Guessability:guessability level 2

2: Quite easy to guess

Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of H8 in Sentences

Here are examples of H8 being used in conversations:
  • Tony: Don't you just H8 when girls wear extensions?
  • Jordan: Tell me about it.
  • Tony: Why do you H8 Jade so much?
  • Jordan: I don't. She's just always right.

An Academic Look at H8

H8 is not an abbreviation or an acronym but is classified as an "internet slang term" by our team as it employs both letters and numbers. Initially, "internet 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.

Using Numbers in Texts

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

Example of H8 Used in a Text

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