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.

Nearby words

  1. textiform,
  2. textile,
  3. textiles,
  4. texting,
  5. textlationship,
  6. textual,
  7. textual criticism,
  8. textualism,
  9. textualist,
  10. textually

Origin of textspeak

Also called text·ese [teks-teez, ‐tees] /tɛksˈtiz, ‐ˈtis/.

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