What Does _ (underscore) Mean In Texting? (Explained With Examples)

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Are you wondering what _ (underscore) means in texting? Alright, in this article we will provide you with the answer. Just keep on reading and you will get it! We’re going to explain what it means and provide you with some examples of how to use it…

What does _ (underscore) Mean in Texting?

When someone uses an _ (underscore) in texting, it can mean a lot of things, but usually, it represents silence or their lack of desire to speak with you. This is of course when they send a text that contains nothing but an _ (underscore).

When used as a part of a sentence, it can simply be a typo, but people also often use it in nicknames on various websites. You can’t use empty spaces for nicknames most of the time, so people use _ (underscore) to connect multiple words together.

Alternative Meanings

It can also mean a few other things, but it would be rare to see them used this way…

  • Resignation
  • Apathy

Examples of _ (underscore) in Text Slang

Example 1

  • George – Why aren’t you talking to me, Jerry?
  • Jerry – _

Example 2

  • Mike – So what you’re saying is, I’m right? And you’re wrong? lol
  • Richard  – You know what? _

Example 3

  • Randy – What was his nickname?
  • Jim – Enemy_crusher_69. It’s super silly.

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