What does x mean?
Definition, Use Cases, Examples

x Meaning

x usually signifies a kiss but sometimes x refers to the drug ecstasy.

x is an internet slang expression that conveys warmth at the end of a digital message.

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How is x used? Use Cases & Examples

The slang expression x stands for a kiss, especially in the UK. In the US it can also mean a kiss, but the slang expressions xo or xoxo meaning hugs and kisses are popular too. These slang expressions are mostly platonic although the writer could use an X instead of x to represent a big kiss. Watch for context – x can also signify drugs.

Examples of how your teen might use the slang term x:

-See you at rehearsal. x

-thanks for the bussin cookies
-ofc xx

-Let me know what time to meet you. x

-scored some x for the party tonight
-You understood the assignment!!!

How to Identify if your child is using the x slang word

You might learn your child is using this slang term by chance when a text pops up on the phone screen. But while the slang term x is usually harmless, other teenage slang terms could indicate that your teen is talking about risky behaviors or communicating with potentially dangerous people.

Having a parental control app on your child’s phone will give you peace of mind by alerting you to your child’s exposure to risks encountered on their phone. With a parental control app installed on your child’s phone, you have the control to set alerts to help your teen avoid the pitfalls of predators, drug dealers, and other negative influences. Having the ability to vary the level of monitoring gives you the power to choose what is right for your child, and these levels can be adjusted easily at any time.

How to talk with your child about use of the x slang word

Terms of endearment or affection might show up in your kids’ texts, and it’s usually not cause for alarm. For example, the slang expression x technically signifies a kiss, but its use is platonic as often as romantic. Talking with your teen about the slang term x is a great springboard for discussing relationship boundaries in digital conversations.

Here are some ideas for discussing the slang expression x with your teenager:

  • Do you have criteria for deciding who gets an x at the close of a message or do you just use it automatically as a sign-off for almost anyone?
  • Has it ever creeped you out when someone add an x or other term of endearment in a message?
  • How do you think is the best way to respond if someone seems overly friendly in a digital conversation?
  • Do you ever use x to soften a message that might otherwise seem abrupt or harsh?
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