What Does PERIOD Mean?

PERIOD means "End of Discussion."

The word period is used to verbally indicate the end of a sentence and emphasize that a statement is final, the conversation is over and there is nothing else to be said or discussed.

In the UK, a period is called a "full stop." However, both terms are used interchangeably to add emphasis at the end of a statement. For example:
  • Harry: It's called English because we are the only ones who know how to speak it correctly. Period.
  • Hank: Don't you mean full stop?
  • Harry: Of course. Full stop.

Summary of Key Points

"End of Discussion" is the most common definition for PERIOD on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:End of Discussion
1: Easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers


An Academic Look at PERIOD

PERIOD is an interjection. An interjection is a word added to a sentence to add emphasis or to convey an emotion or a sentiment such as surprise, disgust, joy, excitement, or enthusiasm.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

The use of PERIOD to mean "End of Discussion" long pre-dates the digital era.

Example of PERIOD Used in a Text


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