What does L8ER mean?


When you’re chatting online or sending a quick text, you might see the term “l8er” pop up. This is basically a fun, shorthand way of saying “later.” So, if your buddy messages you saying, “Can’t make it for dinner, but we’ll catch up l8er at the show,” they’re just letting you know they’ll see you later.

The term “l8er” isn’t as widely used as some other abbreviations like “l8R”, and it only shortens the word by a single letter. But for some people, particularly those who enjoy using chat lingo, it’s a go-to term when they’re talking about doing something at a later time. They might say they’ll continue a game or a chat, or even cook dinner, “l8er”.

Example for using ‘L8ER’ in a conversation

Hey, are you free to hang out today?

Sorry, not today. I have a lot of work to do.

No problem, l8er then!

Definitely! Catch up soon. 😊