What Does NEGU Mean in a Text?

NEGU means "Never Ever Give Up." It is an abbreviation used to encourage persistence in oneself or in others.

The NEGU Foundation was inspired by 12-year old Jessie Rees, who died of brain cancer in 2012. The foundation aims to encourage and support kids and their families who are fighting cancer to "Never Ever Give Up."

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When I write NEGU, I mean this:

meaning of NEGU

NEGU: There's Always Hope!

Summary of Key Points

"Never Ever Give Up" is the most common definition for NEGU on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Never Ever Give Up
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of NEGU in Sentences

Here are examples of NEGU being used in conversations:
  • Cheri: I still can't stand up when I'm ice skating!
  • Rick: Keep trying! NEGU!
  • Tim: I work so hard, but I never get good grades.
  • Vic: As Elbert Hubbard one said, "There is no failure except in no longer trying." NEGU!

An Academic Look at NEGU

Although it looks like an acronym (i.e., an abbreviation spoken like a word), NEGU is actually an initialism abbreviation, pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Enn Ee Gee Yoo"). However, it is not often spoken using its letters. NEGU is used for efficiency in writing, rather than efficiency in speech.

NEGU is typically used as an imperative (i.e., an order).

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have just said "Never, Ever Give Up," or something like "It's Not Over Until The Fat Lady Sings" instead of using NEGU.

Example of NEGU Used in a Text

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