What Does SK8R Mean?

SK8R means "Skater," but more specifically a skateboarder.

Of note, the term "Sk8r Boi" is not only used to describe a keen skateboarder but also used sarcastically to describe someone who walks around with a skateboard, trying to look cool (but who never actually skates).

Although less common, SK8R can also refer to an eighth of an ounce of marijuana. The context should indicate whether you're being invited to do sport or drugs.

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When I write SK8R, I mean this: meaning of SK8R Sk8R means skater.

Summary of Key Points

"Skater" is the most common definition for SK8R on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers


Examples of SK8R in Sentences

Here are examples of SK8R being used in conversations:
  • Jason: Adam thinks he's a cool SK8R.
  • Seth: I know. He looks like an idiot.
  • Karen: I bought a book by that famous SK8R, Chesney Hawkes.
  • Simon: You mean Tony Hawkes!

An Academic Look at SK8R

SK8R is typically used as a noun (i.e., a naming word). For example:
  • He is a top SK8R.
  • (Here, SK8R is a noun.)
SK8R is defined as a cyber term because some of its characters are used as substitutes for letters. Most cyber 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. Nevertheless, cyber terms are still regularly used to make messages more entertaining or to express individuality. Cyber terms differ from icons because they are not pictorial representations.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would have just said "skateboarder" instead of SK8R.

Example of SK8R Used in a Text


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