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Meaning of HDY

What Does HDY Mean?

HDY means "How Dare You". The abbreviation HDY is used as a declarative response to someone's words or actions and conveys anger, outrage or annoyance.

Of note:
  • "How Dare You" is also abbreviated as HDU.
  • "How Dare You" is the title of an album released in 1976 by UK pop/rock band 10cc.
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Definition for HDY

HDY means "How Dare You". This is the most common definition for HDY on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter. Here is some more information about HDY:

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When I write HDY, I mean this:

meaning of HDY
HDY implies anger or annoyance.

Examples of HDY in Sentences

Here are examples of HDY being used in conversations:
  • Sam: I told your boss you want to see him about a pay rise.
  • Nigel: HDY? You had no right to do that.
  • Caroline: I cancelled your holiday booking so you can help me decorate.
  • Lydia: What? HDY? I can't believe you've done that.

An Academic Look at HDY

HDY is an interjection. An interjection is not grammatically related to any other part of the sentence. It is included in a sentence (usually at the start) to express a sentiment such as surprise, disgust, joy, excitement, or enthusiasm. In formal writing, interjections are offset from the surrounding words with commas. For example:
  • HDY, stop that now!
  • (Here, HDY is an interjection expressing annoyance.)
Although HDY is an interjection, it was originally formed as an interrogative sentence (i.e., a question), but it is commonly seen without a question mark. In other words, it can be written "HDY?" or "HDY".

What Did We Used To Say?

Before the digital era, we would have just said "How Dare You" instead of using the abbreviation HDY.

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


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