Email, Messaging, & Video Calls Texting & Messaging 50 50 people found this article helpful What Does IGHT Mean? This slang term is often used as a reply By Elise Moreau Freelance Contributor Elise Moreau is a writer that has covered social media, texting, messaging, and streaming for Lifewire. Her work has appeared on Techvibes, SlashGear, Lifehack and others. our editorial process Facebook Twitter Elise Moreau Updated November 11, 2019 Texting & Messaging Email Texting & Messaging Video Calls Tweet Share Email If you just spotted "IGHT" in a text message or posted somewhere online, it's a good thing. IGHT isn't an acronym used online; it's a slang term for an original word in the English language. IGHT is slang for: Alright. How IGHT Is Used IGHT is a positive slang term. It's meant to be used to express affirmation, approval, acceptance, or agreement. Lifewire IGHT can be used synonymously with the following words or expressions: YesOkayFineGoodAgreedConfirmedDefinitelyAbsolutely IGHT is often used as a casual, affirmative reply as a response to a question — especially when the answer completely depends on the person's own wants or needs. IGHT can also be used as a question itself to ask someone to confirm that they accept something or agree with the questioner (based on previous information that was given). Lastly, it's worth pointing out that IGHT can also be used as a basic exclamation at the beginning of a sentence, similar to how someone might start a sentence with, "Well," "So," or "Okay." Examples of IGHT in Use Example 1 Friend #1: "Wanna grab a burger at 5?" Friend #2: "Ight" In this first example, you can see how IGHT can be used as a simple, standalone answer to a question. Friend #2 means "yes" by saying IGHT to accept Friend #1's invitation. Example 2 Friend #1: "Sorry for the late reply, forgot to take my phone off silent" Friend #2: "That's ight man" This second example shows how IGHT can be used in a sentence to express some degree of satisfaction, similarly to saying "okay" or "fine." Friend #2 uses it to excuse Friend #1's actions. Example 3 Friend #1: "We're going to meet up at the Starbucks on Dawson St." Friend #2: "Ight I'll see you there" In this third example, IGHT is used at the beginning of a sentence to show acceptance and confirmation—also similar to saying "okay." Friend #2 uses it to accept and confirm the location where they're planning to meet up with Friend #1. Example 4 Friend #1: "You have to bring your own drinks if you want to drink tomorrow, ight?" Friend #2: "Ight" This example shows how IGHT can be used as a question to ask someone to confirm something. Friend #1 instructs Friend #2 to do something and ends by asking, "Ight?" to get them to confirm that they understand and will do what they need to do. Example 5 Friend #1: "I'm beat. It's been a long day." Friend #2: "Same. Ight, guess I'll turn in for the night. Chat later." Finally, this last example shows how IGHT can be used as an exclamation similar to how you might start a sentence with "Well," or "Okay." Friend #2 uses it to add a bit of emotional expression (perhaps fatigue or relief) before their comment. IGHT vs. AIGHT IGHT is actually a shorter slang variation of the more popular slang term AIGHT. IGHT and AIGHT are both frequently used jargon that mean exactly the same thing. One is just shorter (by one letter) than the other.