textspeak

[ tekst-speek ]
/ ˈtɛkstˌspik /

noun Digital Technology, Informal.

a form of written language as used in text messages and other digital communications, characterized by many abbreviations and typically not following standard grammar, spelling, punctuation, and style.

QUIZZES

DON’T VACILLATE! VANQUISH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

It’d be a real faux pas to miss this quiz on the words from August 3–9, 2020!
Question 1 of 7
What does “vacillate” mean?
Also called text·ese [teks-teez, ‐tees] /tɛksˈtiz, ‐ˈtis/ .

Origin of textspeak

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