What Does HCIT Mean in a Text?

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HCIT means "How Cool Is That?". The abbreviation HCIT is generally used to express excitement or enthusiasm. Whether written with or without an exclamation mark or question mark, HCIT is typically used as a rhetorical response to some exciting or amazing news.

Of note, The word "cool" became widely used as slang in the 1930s with the meaning "fashionable." Nowadays, it is more often used to mean everything from "okay" to "excellent."

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When I write HCIT, I mean this:

meaning of HCIT

HCIT has nothing at all to do with temperature.

Summary of Key Points

"How Cool Is That?" is the most common definition for HCIT on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:How Cool Is That?
Guessability:guessability level 4
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of HCIT in Sentences

Here are examples of HCIT being used in conversations:
  • Ben: Jayzee just asked me to sing with him.
  • Paul: Oh my goodness, HCIT?
  • Ben: Mate, you've gotta wise up. I'm joking.
  • Sally: Hurray, I've just won four tickets for the festival.
  • Peter: HCIT! I hope you're going to give one of them to me.

An Academic Look at HCIT

HCIT can play the role of an interrogative sentence (i.e., a question), expressing approval, but it is commonly seen without a question mark. In other words, it can be written "HCIT?", "HCIT" or even "HCIT!".

HCIT is typically used as a standalone declarative sentence (i.e., a statement). It is not often used as another part of speech within a wider sentence.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "That's great!" or "Wow!" instead of using HCIT.

Example of HCIT Used in a Text

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