Wondering, ‘what does IGHT mean in texting?’
If someone used the abbreviation ‘IGHT’ during a text message to you or via a DM on social media, they’re saying ‘alright’!
This is because IGHT is an abbreviated, shorthand, way of saying ‘alright’ or ‘all right’.
This is one of the text-speak abbreviations people say in real life, too.
For example, someone might greet you by saying, “ight, what’s up?”
What Does IGHT Mean in Texting?
The meaning of IGHT is ‘alright’ or ‘all right’.
This is one of my favorite abbreviations, I often use ‘IGHT’ or ‘AIGHT’ in both text form and in real life.
It just goes well with the way I speak and the language a lot of my friends use.
It’s also a decent way of checking if someone is doing OK without typing out something like, “Hey, is everything all right?”
So, if you’ve been racking your brain trying to figure out what someone meant by typing IGHT to you via text or over WhatsApp or something, I hope I’ve helped put your mind at ease.
It should always be a good thing, too, so there’s nothing to worry about!
What Does IGHT Mean on Social Media?
Some online abbreviations can mean different things over social media than they do in text messages, but IGHT is the same.
It’s simply a shorter way of saying ‘alright’ or ‘all right’, in fact, it’s ‘Right’ with the ‘R’ removed.
You’ll likely see it used in real-time conversations in the comments sections of posts, too.
For example, if you’re bantering back-and-forth with someone and they say something like, “ight, I gotta go”
That’s them saying, alright it’s time for me to go now and leave the conversation.
Or it can simply be used as an opener when DMing someone, like “aight, what’s up?”
Examples of IGHT in A Text Conversation
Here are a few examples of how you might see or use IGHT in a text conversation.
“I’m good, thanks for asking! What about you, everything ight?”
“Hey, I know we haven’t talked in a while but I just wanted to check in and see if you’re ight?”
“Ight mate, did you want to meet up later for a drink or something?”
“I’m doing aight, you know, could be better but could be worse.”?”
“Aight, I’ll talk to you later.”
As you can see, ight is one of the most versatile and casual ways to just check in with someone and ask how they’re doing.
Some Text Abbreviations Similar to IGHT
If you don’t want to use IGHT to say alright, there are a few alternatives you can use, like:
All of these abbreviations have pretty much the same meaning as IGHT, so you can use one of these if it suits your style better.
Should You Use Text Speak and Abbreviations When Texting?
This is a question with a bit of debate surrounding it as some people really dislike navigating text abbreviations.
On the one hand, textspeak (using abbreviations such as ‘u’ for ‘you’ and ‘r’ for ‘are’) can save you time when texting someone.
On the other hand, some people argue that it can make you look lazy or uneducated.
It’s really up to personal preference and who you’re texting as to whether or not you want to use textspeak.
If you’re texting a friend or family member, they’re likely to be okay with it.
However, if you’re texting a client or boss, it might be best to avoid abbreviations and stick to full words and sentences.
I’ll admit it makes sense sometimes with long words and phrases you use a lot, but with modern cell phones and predictive text it’s almost no slower to just write the entire words.
What to learn about more common text abbreviations and slang?
Here is a list of the other posts I’ve written up, just click one of the links below to jump to the explanation:
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Phil lives in England, UK, and has around 20 years experience as a professional life, career and executive coach. He started this blog to help others find and define their own self development journey. Blogging about a wide range of topics to help facilitate a better future.