What Does IMK Mean?

IMK means "In My Knowledge."

The abbreviation IMK is used with the meaning "In My Knowledge" when the sender wishes to indicate that they are not completely sure of the statement that they are making, but believe it be true. IMK is another way of saying AFAIK (As Far As I Know) or AFAIAA (As Far As I Am Aware).

As with all such statements, IMK is often used when the speaker is lying and wishes to be able to deny the lie if challenged.

Summary of Key Points

"In My Knowledge" is the most common definition for IMK on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:In My Knowledge
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Image for IMK

When I write IMK, I mean this:

meaning of IMK
IMK is often used to provide plausible deniability.


Examples of IMK in Sentences

Here are examples of IMK being used in conversations:
  • Boss: Did Peter send that report to head office, as I told him?
  • Sharon: Yes boss. IMK.
  • Robert: You look terrible! What were you up to last night?
  • Steve: Nothing out of the ordinary. IMK.

An Academic Look at IMK

As it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Eye Emm Kay"), IMK is classified as an initialism abbreviation. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "as far as I know" instead of using IMK.

Example of IMK Used in a Text


See Also

AFAIA (as far as I'm aware) AFAIAC (as far as I am concerned) AFAICT (as far as I can tell) AFAIR (as far as I remember) TTBOMK (to the best of my knowledge)