What Does N8 Mean?

N8 means "Night." Night (N8) is shorthand for "night." It is often seen in the term N8N8 (night night), which means "goodnight."

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When I write N8, I mean this:

meaning of N8

N8 is shorthand for "night."

Summary of Key Points

"Night" is the most common definition for N8 on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of N8 in Sentences

Here are examples of N8 being used in conversations:
  • Tony: It's really late! I have to run. N8.
  • Jordan: N8N8.
  • Mother: N8 N8 sleep tight.
  • Small Child: Yeah, I know. Make sure the bed bugs don't bite, etc.

An Academic Look at N8

N8 is classified as an "internet slang term" by our team (as opposed to an initialism abbreviation or an acronym). Initially, "internet slang terms" were introduced for brevity, but, particularly with the advent of predictive texting and on-screen keyboards, they are now mostly employed for fun. "Slang terms" differ from icons because they are not pictorial representations.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would have just said "goodnight" instead of N8.

Using Numbers in Texts

This video shows the different ways that numbers are used in "text speak":

Example of N8 Used in a Text


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