What Does HAGL Mean in a Text?

HAGL means "Have A Good Life."

The abbreviation HAGL can be used as a polite, but casual way of saying "Goodbye" and wishing someone well if you think there's a chance you may never see them again. However, both the abbreviation HAGL and the phrase "Have A Good Life" are probably more often used when couples split up. In such circumstances, they can be interpreted as a passive/aggressive phrase, with the meaning "I hope I never see you again. I don't need you in my life."

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When I write HAGL, I mean this:

meaning of HAGL

HAGL is a way of saying "Goodbye" to someone you may never see again.

Summary of Key Points

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

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Examples of HAGL in Sentences

Here are examples of HAGL being used in conversations:
  • Martin: I doubt we'll meet again.
  • Amelia: No, it's been a pleasure though. Whatever you do in the future, HAGL.
  • Cheryl: What did you do when he dumped you?
  • Teresa: I just smiled and told him HAGL.

An Academic Look at HAGL

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

As it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Aitch Ay Gee Ell"), HAGL is classified as an initialism abbreviation. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "I hope things work out for you in life" instead of HAGL.

Example of HAGL Used in a Text

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