What Does TGIT Mean in a Text?

TGIT means "Thank God It's Thursday!" or "Thank Goodness It's Thursday!".

Thank God It's Thursday!

The abbreviation TGIT is used with the meaning "Thank God It's Thursday!" to express excitement at the prospect of the approaching weekend.

In countries where the weekend is made up of Saturday and Sunday ,TGIT is an exaggeration of TGIF (Thank God It's Friday), which is widely used to express relief at the end of the working week. However, it is thought that the expression "Thank God It's Thursday!" may have originated in Saudi Arabia, where the popular saying "Hala Bel Khamis" translates literally as "Welcome Thursday." In most Arab nations, the weekend consists of Friday and Saturday, so TGIT is the region's equivalent of TGIF.

Thank Goodness It's Thursday!

TGIT is also used with the meaning "Thank Goodness It's Thursday," by those who prefer not to use the word "God" as an exclamation.

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When I write TGIT, I mean this:

meaning of TGIT

TGIT also means "Thank Goodness It's Thursday."

Summary of Key Points

First Definition for TGIT

TGIT means "Thank God It's Thursday!. This is the most common definition for TGIT on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and X (Twitter).
Definition:Thank God It's Thursday!
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Second Definition for TGIT

TGIT also means "Thank Goodness It's Thursday!:
Definition:Thank Goodness It's Thursday!
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of TGIT in Sentences

Here are examples of TGIT being used in conversations:
  • Bill: 9pm finish again.
  • Charlie: It's been a long week.TGIT.
  • Ursula: My holiday starts on Friday.
  • Lucien: TGIT.

An Academic Look at TGIT

TGIT is typically used as a standalone declarative sentence (i.e., a statement). It is not normally used as another part of speech within a wider sentence.

As it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e.,"Tee Gee Eye Tee"), TGIT 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 might have just said "Thank God It's Thursday" or "Thank Goodness It's Thursday" instead of using TGIT.

Example of TGIT Used in a Text

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