What Does N2G Mean?

N2G means "Need To Go." The cyber term N2G is used with the meaning "[I] Need To Go" as a way of saying you must leave. The use of N2G may be considered an abrupt way of closing a conversation. It usually implies you are already late.

"Need To Go" can also be abbreviated as NTG.

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When I write N2G, I mean this: meaning of N2G "N2G: Must dash!"

Summary of Key Points

"Need To Go" is the most common definition for N2G on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Need To Go
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers


Examples of N2G in Sentences

Here are examples of N2G being used in conversations:
  • Maria: Can you help me?
  • Alison: Sorry! N2G. I'm late already!
  • Sophie: The new Bond movie is amazing!
  • Jess: I N2G to the cinema while it's still showing.

An Academic Look at N2G

N2G is classified as a cyber term (as opposed to an initialism abbreviation or an acronym) because some of its characters are used as substitutes for letters. Most cyber terms were introduced to reduce the number of key strokes required to write the word, but since the arrival of predictive texting and keyboards on mobile devices, this efficiency is no longer required. Nevertheless, cyber terms are still regularly used to make messages more entertaining or to express individuality. Cyber terms differ from icons because they are not pictorial representations.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have just said "Need To Go" or something like "Must dash" instead of using N2G.

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Example of N2G Used in a Text


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