What Does Lit Mean in a Text?

Lit means "exciting, energetic, or impressive." It can also mean "intoxicated or high." Here is more information about each of these definitions with examples.

Exciting, Energetic, or Impressive

The word lit actually means "illuminated" or "on fire." However, it is now widely used as slang to describe something that is exciting, energetic, or impressive.
  • The party was lit!
  • The concert was lit last night! The music was amazing and everyone was dancing.
In this context, lit is similar in meaning and usage to "fire."

Intoxicated or High

Lit used to be widely used as slang for being intoxicated or high. However, this usage is now falling out of fashion.
  • Its Friday and I'm getting lit tonight!
  • Sam was so lit last night! I would hate to have her head this morning.

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meaning of Lit

"Exciting, Energetic, or Impressive"

Summary of Key Points for First Definition

"Exciting, Energetic, or Impressive" is the most common definition for lit on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Exciting, Energetic, or Impressive
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
Guessability:guessability level 3

3: Guessable

Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Summary of Key Points for Second Definition

"Intoxicated or High" is another definition for lit.
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
Guessability:guessability level 3

3: Guessable

Typical Users:typical user


An Academic Look at Lit

Lit is a slang term. Slang is informal language that consists of words, phrases, and uses of language that are often restricted to a specific context or a particular group of users. Slang is not typically used in formal or professional settings.

Example of Lit Used in a Text

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