What Does PERIOD Mean in a Text?

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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.

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When I write PERIOD, I mean this:

meaning of PERIOD

"End of Discussion"

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
Guessability:guessability level 1

1: Easy to guess

Typical Users:typical user
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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