What Does RTG Mean in a Text?

RTG means "Ready To Go."

The abbreviation RTG means "Ready To Go." It is typically used as a question with the meaning "Are you ready?", but can also be used as a statement with the meaning "I'm ready" or "It's ready." The use of a question mark or the context of the use of RTG will usually make the intended meaning obvious.

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When I write RTG, I mean this:

meaning of RTG

Ready whenever you are.

Summary of Key Points

"Ready To Go" is the most common definition for RTG on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Ready To Go
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of RTG in Sentences

Here are examples of RTG being used in conversations:
  • Kim: How's it going? You nearly finished?
  • Sam: RTG now. See you outside in 5 minutes.
  • Ray: Have you finished working on my car?
  • Winston: Nearly. It will be RTG by lunchtime.

An Academic Look at RTG

As it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Arr Tee Gee"), RTG is classified as an initialism abbreviation. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.

RTG often plays the role of an interrogative sentence (i.e., a question). However, even when used as a question, it is commonly seen without a question mark (i.e., it can be written "RTG?" or "RTG"). The context will usually make the intended meaning clear.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have just said "Ready To Go," or something like "I'm Ready" or "It's Ready," instead of using the abbreviation RTG.

Example of RTG Used in a Text

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