What Does XLR8 Mean in a Text?

XLR8 means "Accelerate." The term XLR8 is often used in its literal sense (i.e., speed up). Typically, however, it refers to a brand name. XLR8 is used by companies selling eye makeup, herbicides and computer products. XLR8 is also a popular computer driving game.

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When I write XLR8, I mean this:

meaning of XLR8

The term XLR8 usually refers to a game of the same name, but it can just mean accelerate.

Summary of Key Points

"Accelerate" is the most common definition for XLR8 on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of XLR8 in Sentences

Here are examples of XLR8 being used in conversations:
  • Tony: Everyone's talking about XLR8. Have you got it?
  • Jordan: Yeah, it's ok but the car noises are disappointing.
  • Tony: I hate it when people XLR8 just as you try and overtake.
  • Jordan: Yes, especially when it's a clapped-out old car.

An Academic Look at XLR8

XLR8 is defined as an "internet slang term" by our team because some of its characters are used as substitutes 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. Nevertheless, "slang terms" are still regularly used to make messages more entertaining or to express individuality. "Slang terms" differ from icons because they are not pictorial representations.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "put your foot down" instead of XLR8.

Example of XLR8 Used in a Text

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