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Meaning of IHY

What Does IHY Mean?

IHY means "I Hate You".

The abbreviation IHY is typically used with the meaning "I Hate You" to express feelings of intense dislike. However, IHY can also be used ironically. In such cases it is often used in response to someone’s good fortune, expressing good-natured jealousy rather than actual dislike. For example:
  • Col: Yes, I did sleep with your brother; and your sister.
  • Mel: IHY! I never want to see you again!
  • (Here, IHY expresses genuine and intense dislike.)
  • Dave: I'm meeting Jen for a drink tonight.
  • Tony: IHY! She's gorgeous. I love her and I've never even spoken to her.
  • (Here, IHY expresses good-natured jealousy.)
"I Hate You" can also be abbreviated as IHU and IH8U.
Summary of Key Points

Definition for IHY

IHY means "I Hate You (see also IHU)". This is the most common definition for IHY on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter. Here is some more information about IHY:

Definition:I Hate You (see also IHU)
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers
An Image for IHY
When I write IHY, I mean this:

meaning of IHY
When this couple say I Hate You, they seem to mean it!

Examples of IHY in Sentences

Here are examples of IHY being used in conversations:
  • Jane: I need to dump you today as I've met someone else.
  • Peter: IHY. I'll never forgive you.
  • Paulo: Two wrongs don't make a right. Take your parents as an example.
  • Maria: You're not funny, you're stupid. IHY.

An Academic Look at IHY

IHY is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Eye Aitch Why). However, it is not often uttered using its letters. In other words, the abbreviation IHY is used for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech.

IHY is typically used as a standalone declarative sentence (i.e., a statement). It is not normally used as another part of speech within a wider sentence.

What Did We Used To Say?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "You're So Lucky" or even "I Hate You" instead of using IHY.

A Text with IHY

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


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