What Does K Mean?

K means "Okay" and "Kids."

The abbreviation K is typically used as a way of shortening the abbreviation "OK" (meaning "Okay") still further.

As with "Okay," the use of K indicates acceptance, agreement, approval, or acknowledgment. However, it may sometimes be interpreted as lacking enthusiasm. For example:
  • Person 1: Do you want to come to the game tomorrow?
  • Person 2: K! Yes please!
  • (Here, K indicates genuine enthusiasm in accepting the offer.)
  • Person 1: Be home by 10 pm, or you will be grounded.
  • Person 2: K.
  • (Here, K indicates reluctant acknowledgement and acceptance of an order.)
On online dating sites, K is also used with the meaning "Kids."

Summary of Key Points

First Definition for K

K means "Okay." This is the most common definition for K on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter.
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Second Definition for K

K also means "Kids" on online dating sites, such as Craigslist, Tinder, Zoosk and Match.com, as well as in text messages and on adult chat forums.
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:

Image for K

When I write K, I mean this:

meaning of K
K may indicate that something is not really Okay.


Examples of K in Sentences

Here are examples of K being used in conversations:
  • Toni: I have got us tickets for the game on Saturday!
  • Teri: Errr, K. Can't wait.
  • Cynic 1: Give me the most pointless abbreviation you've ever come across.
  • Cynic 2: K.

An Academic Look at K

K is best described as a shorthand term for "Okay." It is neither an initialism abbreviation nor an acronym. It is a short, phonetic version of how "Okay" sounds when said at a natural speed.

Example of K Used in a Text

Using K on a Cell Phone (SMS Texts, Whatsapp, and Tinder)


See Also

KAY (Okay) KGO (Okay, Go) KK (Okay) KKZ (Okay) KNP (Okay, No Problem) MK (mmmm, Okay) KTY (Okay, Thank You) KTHNXBI (Okay, Thanks, Bye) Digital Dating Abbreviations, Acronyms & Slang Terms