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Meaning of IGY


What Does IGY Mean?

IGY means "I Get You". The abbreviation IGY is typically used with the meaning "I Get You" to indicate understanding of what someone has said.

IGY can also be used to suggest an affinity with someone; i.e., a similarity or some sort of deeper understanding than the average person might have. In this context, IGY is sometimes used in dating to mean something like "I'm on your wavelength" (i.e., "I understand you").

IGY shouldn't be confused with YGM (You get me?), which is a way of questioning someone's understanding of something.
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Definition for IGY

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

IGY
Definition:I Get You
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers
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When I write IGY, I mean this:

meaning of IGY
I Get You and You Get Me!
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Examples of IGY in Sentences

Here are examples of IGY being used in conversations:
  • Poppy: You're so easy to talk to.
  • Marion: It's because we have so much in common, IGY.
  • Adam: Do you understand why I'm so manic?
  • Ellie: IGY. It stops you thinking about stuff, right?

An Academic Look at IGY

IGY is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Eye Gee Why), but as this is harder to say than "I Get You," it is not often uttered using its letters. In other words, the abbreviation IGY 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 "I Understand You" or even "I Get You" instead of using IGY.

A Text with IGY

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

 
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