CU

What Does CU Mean?

CU means "See You". The abbreviation CU is typically used between friends and family members at the end of a conversation and has the same meaning as "Goodbye". It does not imply that the next contact will be a face-to-face meeting, only that there will probably be some contact in the future.

Of note, another common meaning of the abbreviation CU is "Control Unit", which is a component of a computer's central processing unit that directs the operation of the processor.
Summary of Key Points
"See You" is the most common definition for CU on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Here is some more information about CU:

CU
Definition:See You
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
1: Easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults, Teenagers, and Under 13s
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When I write CU, I mean this:

meaning of CU
CU means "See You". It is an informal way of saying goodbye.
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Examples of CU in Sentences

Here are examples of CU being used in conversations:
  • Tom: CU at the club.
  • Rod: Not if I CU first.
  • Jenny: OK. CU soon.
  • Pete: If I don't CU through the day, I'll CU through the window.

An Academic Look at CU

CU is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., See Yoo), but it is not often uttered using its letters. In other words, the abbreviation CU is for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech.

What Did We Used To Say?

Before the digital era, we would have said something like "See You" or "Bye" instead of using the abbreviation CU.

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See Also

CUIAB (see you in a bit) CUL (see you later) CUL8ER (see you later) CULA (see you later, alligator) CUOL (see you online) CUT (see you tomorrow) CWTCU (can't wait to see you)