What Does DIKU Mean?

DIKU means "Do I Know You?". DIKU is an acronym that means "Do I Know You?". DIKU is normally used when a person receives an unsolicited contact from a person online and doesn't recognise the other party.

DIKU is often used on social media when a user receives a contact request from someone they don't recognise. DIKU can be considered quite a rude way of responding to a contact and it is usually used to discourage further contact or conversation.

Of note, DIKU can also be written as "DIKY", which is equally popular.

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When I write DIKU, I mean this: meaning of DIKU "Do I Know You?"

Summary of Key Points

"Do I Know You?" is the most common definition for DIKU on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Do I Know You?
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers


Examples of DIKU in Sentences

Here are examples of DIKU being used in conversations:
  • Facebook User: Hi Jane! Want to chat?
  • Jane: DIKU?
  • Tom: Hi Shiela. Great to meet you at Dean's party.
  • Shiela: Sorry. Who is this? DIKU?

An Academic Look at DIKU

DIKU is an acronym (i.e., an abbreviation spoken like a word). Acronyms differ from initialism abbreviations, which are pronounced using their individual letters. The acronym, DIKU is pronounced "dikoo." However, it is not normally used in spoken conversation. The acronym DIKU is for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech. 

The acronym DIKU is normally used as a standalone declarative sentence (i.e., a statement) with the meaning "Do I know you?" DIKU is not often used as another part of speech within a wider sentence.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have just said "Do I know you?" instead of DIKU.

Example of DIKU Used in a Text


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