textspeak

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From text +‎ speak.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

textspeak (uncountable)

  1. (informal) The abbreviated, simplified form of language used in text messages, which often elides vowels and omits punctuation.
    • 2012 June 4, Lewis Smith, “Queen's English Society says enuf is enough, innit?”, in the Guardian[1]:
      For 40 years the society has championed good English – and hasn't been above the occasional criticism of the Queen's own standards of English – but it has finally conceded it cannot survive in the era of textspeak and Twitter.

Synonyms[edit]

See also[edit]