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What Does HAISTK Mean?HAISTK means "How Am I Supposed To Know?". The abbreviation HAISTK is a belligerent response to a question deemed to be unreasonable. It tells whoever has asked for information that you think they're being absurd by expecting you to know the answer.
A more deferential response would be to IHNI (I Have No Idea).
Summary of Key Points"How Am I Supposed To Know?" is the most common definition for HAISTK on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
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Adults and Teenagers
Image for HAISTKWhen I write HAISTK, I mean this:
You really expect me to know?
Examples of HAISTK in SentencesHere are examples of HAISTK being used in conversations:
- Emily: What time is our holiday flight next year?
- Cathy: What a ridiculous question. HAISTK?
- Tony: Was God really a man?
- Avita: HAISTK? I'm not a scientist or an historian, am I?
An Academic Look at HAISTKHAISTK plays the role of an interrogative sentence (i.e., a question), but it is commonly seen without a question mark. In other words, it can be written "HAISTK?" or "HAISTK".
What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?Before the digital era, we might have said something like "How should I know?" instead of HAISTK.
Example of HAISTK Used in a Text
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