What Does QNO Mean?

QNO means "Quiet night out." The term QNO can be taken literally (i.e., to denote a night out that isn't a full-on party). However, it is often used sarcastically to describe a boisterous night out.

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When I write QNO, I mean this: meaning of QNO QNO means Quiet Night Out. However, it is often used sarcastically to describe a raucous night out.

Summary of Key Points

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


Examples of QNO in Sentences

Here are examples of QNO being used in conversations:
  • Tony: What are you doing later?
  • Jordan: QNO with the boyfriend.
  • (Here, QNO is being used literally.)
  • Tony: Last night was bonkers! Simon got arrested, John was lost for six hours, and Peter woke up on a train that terminated in London.
  • Jordan: So, a QNO then!
  • (Here, QNO is being used sarcastically.)

An Academic Look at QNO

As it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Que en Oh"), QNO is classified as an initialism abbreviation. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would have just said "quiet night out" instead of QNO.

Example of QNO Used in a Text


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