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What Does Q Mean in a Text?

Q means QAnon. It also means "Cool" and "Thank You."

QAnon

The letter Q is used by some supporters of President Trump to show their belief in the QAnon conspiracy theory. The Q in QAnon refers to the high level security clearance used by the US Department of Energy (DOE) which, together with the Department of Defence (DOD), is responsible for US nuclear weapons. Q clearance is the level required to access Top Secret Restricted Data. The letter Q in QANON is meant to indicate that QANON has very high access to restricted information.

In 2018, Time Magazine ranked Q as one of the 25 most influential people on the internet. The magazine noted the broad reach of Q's theories and the prominence of her or his followers.

Cool," "Thank You

The letter Q is often used in text-based messaging as a shorthand way to say "Cool" or "Thank You."

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When I write Q, I mean this:

meaning of Q

Q also means "Cool" and "Thank You."

Summary of Key Points

First Definition for Q

Q means "QAnon." This is the most common definition for Q on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, 4Chan, 8Kun and EndChan, as well as in text messages.
Q
Definition:QAnon
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Second Definition for Q

Q also means "Cool."
Q
Definition:Cool
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Third Definition for Q

Q also means "Thank You."
Q
Definition:Thank You
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of Q in Sentences

Here are examples of Q being used in conversations:
  • Gary: What are you going to wear to the rally?
  • Karen: I have a hat, shirt and flag all made up with the letter Q. We need to show our president that we love him.
  • Gary: What, no pants?!

  • (Here, Q refers to "QAnon.")
  • Gail: I have spoken to the boss. You don't have to come in next Thursday.
  • Jack: Great! Q.

  • (Here, Q means "Thanks.")

An Academic Look at Q

When used with the meanings "Thank You" or "Cool," Q is defined as an internet slang term because it is a single character used as a substitute for letters. Most "slang 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.

Example of Q Used in a Text

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