Have you ever opened your social media handle and come across a series of slang abbreviations everywhere?
Well, you’re not alone. The internet is full of these snakes. The Gen-Z uses them in almost every dialogue they blurt out or text they forward to their friends!!!
Even if you are familiar with a lot of internet language, we are sure you will see something that will blow your mind. YEET, GFY, TTYL have become a passe – the newest addition is IYKYK.
Technically, this acronym is more like an Icelandic word; But that’s not it. Read on below to learn what IYKYK means.
IYKYK – What does it mean?
IYKYK stands for IF You Know, You Know.
Who would have thought that a full sentence would be turned into a slang acronym used by the teens and college boys and girls?
The slang term, IYKYK, originated online. Much like memes revolving around social media everywhere, this term has a special niche in online forums, especially platforms like Reddit. The idea of this term is that you can use it if you know that certain people will immediately know what you mean, while others have no idea. IF YOU KNOW YOU KNOW!!!!
Where does this term come from?
If you know it, then it has become hugely popular in 2020. But you know, it wasn’t made this year.
Technically, the slang was created in 2016. At the time, Urban Dictionary defined it as ‘If you were there, you’d know, but if you weren’t there, you wouldn’t. Exactly, simple teenage things to confuse their fellow teenagers. But today the meaning of this jargon has changed many times over.
One of the interesting things about this term is that you can use it to spark curiosity in your audience and listeners. All you need to do is post a photo or quote with the caption IYKYK. We promise all your viewers will get curious and slide into your DM to ask you what’s going on.
How to use IYKYK?
This slang has the same meaning on all social media platforms including Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. In most cases, people use IYKYK to refer to a meme, show, or even a situation in their life. You can also use it to refer to a joke that only your friends would understand.
If you want to use IYKYK in your text, caption or even speech, know that this should be something everyone should be aware of. A book that not many people have read, a quote that not everyone would understand, a reference that only your friends would understand are the situations where the use of this jargon is widespread.
You can also use IYKYK and split all your friends using memes and jokes. Here are some instances where you can use IYKYK in daily captions.
- Oh, this past weekend was full of fun and memories worth cherishing. IYKK.
- When the season finale turns out to be crazier than expected. #iykyk.
- I’m not doing this again. IYKYK
- And another bites the dust – IYKYK.
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