What does I8 mean?

I ate

When you send ‘I8’, it’s a quick way of saying that you’ve eaten already. This bite-sized term is most commonly used when someone asks you if you’re hungry or if you’ve had breakfast, lunch, or dinner yet.

Be mindful though, using I8 as a stand-in for “I ate” can cause some confusion. In certain fonts, it can be mistaken for l8, which could make your text or chat message seem pretty weird.

Example for using ‘I8’ in a conversation

Hey! Are you hungry?

Nah, I8 already. πŸ˜‹