What Does IYKYK Mean?

IYKYK means "If You Know, You Know."

IYKYK is widely used on social media and in group chats with the meaning "If You Know, You Know," to indicate that a post or message will mean something to some readers, but not to others. IYKYK is a reference to an inside joke or something only a select group of people will understand. For example:
  • So that's where Jo's trousers got to! #IYKYK.
  • Never mind what day it is, what year is it?! #IYKYK.

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When I write IYKYK, I mean this: meaning of IYKYK If you were there, you'll know!

Summary of Key Points

"If You Know, You Know" is the most common definition for IYKYK on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:If You Know, You Know
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers


An Academic Look at IYKYK

IYKYK is classified as an initialism abbreviation, as it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Eye Why Kay Why Kay").

Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are abbreviations spoken as words (e.g., GOAT, NATO).

Example of IYKYK Used in a Text


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