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Meaning of 153


What Does 153 Mean?

153 means "I Adore You". 153 is a form of shorthand typically used in texts or instant messaging with the meaning "I Adore You". The numbers represent the number of letters in each word.

Other forms of abbreviating "I Adore You" include IAY and IAU.

The practice of replacing letters or words with numbers is quite common when making declarations of love or deep affection, e.g., 143 ("I Love You") and 14344 ("I Love You Very Much"). Such abbreviations are easier for some people to use when they feel too embarrassed to say the actual words.
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Definition for 153

153 means "I Adore You (the number of letters in each word)". This is the most common definition for 153 on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter. Here is some more information about 153:

153
Definition:I Adore You (the number of letters in each word)
Type:Cyber Term
Guessability:
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers
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When I write 153, I mean this:

meaning of 153
I (1) adore (5) you (3).
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Examples of 153 in Sentences

Here are examples of 153 being used in conversations:
  • Person A: 153.
  • Person B: Yes, sure. If you really meant it you would say it, not send me some silly numbers.
  • Besotted Person: 153.
  • Uninterested Person: Thanks. You're very sweet.

An Academic Look at 153

153 is classified as a cyber term as opposed to an initialism abbreviation or an acronym. Initially, cyber term terms were introduced for brevity, but, particularly with the advent of predictive texting and on-screen keyboards, they are now mostly employed for fun. Cyber terms differ from icons because they are not pictorial representations.

What Did We Used To Say?

Before the digital era, we would have just said "I Adore You" instead of using 153.

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Using 153 on a Cell Phone (SMS Texts, Whatsapp, and Yubl)

 
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