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Meaning of HIIK


What Does HIIK Mean?

HIIK means "Hell If I Know". The abbreviation HIIK is used with the meaning "I donīt know" or "I have no idea". It is most commonly used to express irritation, wonderment or frustration and is usually considered a rude or abrupt way of responding to a question.

Of note, "Hell If I Know" can also be abbreviated as H2IK. However, H2IK usually has a slightly different ("geeky") connotation.
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Definition for HIIK

HIIK means "Hell If I Know". This is the most common definition for HIIK on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter. Here is some more information about HIIK:

HIIK
Definition:Hell If I Know (see also H2IK)
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers
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When I write HIIK, I mean this:

meaning of HIIK
HIIK is usually a rude or abrupt way of saying "I don't know".
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Examples of HIIK in Sentences

Here are examples of HIIK being used in conversations:
  • Chris: How long are you going to live?
  • Aaron: HIIK! Ages, I hope.
  • Martin: What did you have for dinner last Wednesday?
  • Penny: HIIK! I can't remember what I ate last night!

An Academic Look at HIIK

"Hell If I Know" is a variant of the proverbial phrase "I'll be damned if I know", meaning "I have no idea". A proverbial phrase or a proverbial expression is a saying that becomes widely known through word of mouth. The phrase and expression differ because while a proverb is a fixed expression, a proverbial phrase allows alterations to fit the grammar of the context.

HIIK is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Aitch Eye Eye Kay"), but it is not often spoken using its letters. In other words, the abbreviation HIIK is for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech.

What Did We Used To Say?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "How on earth would I know?" instead of HIIK.

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

 
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