What does xoxo mean and stand for?

the previous answer got it all wrong! X=hugs O=kisses.

it makes sense...think about it! your arms kinda fold when you hug someone and your lips make an 'o' when you kiss someone!

Hugs (O) and kisses (X)
Kiss cuddle kiss cuddle.
x = kiss. imagine the left side of the x is the guy and the right side is the girl. their mouths meet in the middle of the x. so it stands for a kiss. also, (*). * stands for scrunched up lips about to kiss. perhaps you know it already... like this :*

o = hug. when you hug someone, your arms encircles them. thus, the o.
XOXO is a symbol for Hugs and Kisses.
Hugs and Kisses is a term for a sequence of the letters X and O, e.g. XOXO, typically used to express affection or good friendship at the end of a written letter or email.

It is debatable which letter represents which act. Some interpret X as the crossed arms of a hug and O as the puckered lips of a kiss. However, the interpretation assumed in the following, in which X represents the four lips of a kiss and O the four arms of a hug, is more common. For example the Oxford English Dictionary states that X is "used to represent a kiss, esp. in the subscription to a letter."

Most celebrities these days will sign an autograph with "xoxo" and their signature to show love to a fan.

Additionally, there is a more simple interpretation, based on the pronunciation of the letters X (sounds like 'kiss') and O (sounds like 'hold', as in 'I hold you').

The use of XOXO goes back to the use of an X or cross, which was considered as good as a sworn oath in times before most people could write and therefore used the X in the same way a signature is used today — a mark of one's word.

An X at the end of a letter or document was often kissed as a seal of honesty, in much the same way one would kiss a Bible or kiss the fingers after making the sign of the Christian cross, thus the X came to represent a kiss in modern times.

The "X " was the ancient Paleo Hebrew letter Tav, and was a symbol of the Seal of Hashem (God) and it represented truth, completeness, and perfection.

The origins of the O as a hug are not generally known, although it is speculated that it may represent the arms wrapped around someone being hugged

XOXO (eXtensible Open XHTML Outlines) is an XML microformat for outlines built on top of XHTML. Developed by several authors as an attempt to reuse XHTML building blocks instead of inventing unnecessary new XML elements/attributes, XOXO is based on existing conventions for publishing outlines, lists, and blogrolls on the Web.

The XOXO specification defines an outline as a hierarchical, ordered list of arbitrary elements. The specification is fairly open which makes it suitable for many types of list data. E.g. the more semantic version of the S5 presentation file format is based upon XOXO. / http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/xoxo...

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