What Does HAGE Mean in a Text?

HAGE means "Have A Good Evening." The abbreviation HAGE is typically used at the end of a text-based conversation taking place after 6:00 pm, as a way of wishing the recipient all the best for the rest of the day.

HAGE is a variation of H& ("Have A Nice Day"), an expression commonly used in the US to conclude a conversation. Since "Have A Nice Day" is often used by service employees to customers at the end of a transaction, its usage has resulted in the phrase developing a cultural connotation of impersonality and lack of interest. "Have A Good Evening" may be considered less clichéd and slightly more formal.

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When I write HAGE, I mean this:

meaning of HAGE

HAGE is a way of saying "goodbye" to someone late in the day.

Summary of Key Points

"Have a Good Evening" is the most common definition for HAGE on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Have a Good Evening
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

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Examples of HAGE in Sentences

Here are examples of HAGE being used in conversations:
  • Gillian: My new boyfriend is picking me up at 7pm.
  • Amanda: How exciting, HAGE and you can tell me all about it tomorrow.
  • Tony: Thank you for a lovely meal.
  • Jordan: No problem, safe journey home. HAGE.

An Academic Look at HAGE

HAGE is a salutation i.e., a gesture in recognition of someone's arrival or departure. In this instance, HAGE would be used to close or sign-off from a conversation.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have just said something like "Enjoy the rest of your evening" instead of using HAGE.

Example of HAGE Used in a Text

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