What Does K3U Mean?

K3U means "I love you." The term K3U looks like I<3U (I heart you or I love you).

I<3U is an example of how text speak is more efficient than normal language (and also fun). K3U is a further efficiency.

Learn more ways of saying I love you.

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When I write K3U, I mean this: meaning of K3U K3U derives from I<3U (which means "I heart you," i.e., "I love you.")

Summary of Key Points

Definition for K3U

K3U means "I Love You." This is the most common definition for K3U on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter.
Definition:I Love You
Type:Cyber Term
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers


Examples of K3U in Sentences

Here is an example of K3U being used in written conversation:
  • Tony: Did you know K3U?
  • Jordan: That's so sweet.

An Academic Look at K3U

K3U is defined as a cyber term because some of its characters are used as substitutes for letters. Most cyber terms were introduced to reduce the number of key strokes required to write the word, but since the arrival of predictive texting and keyboards on mobile devices, this efficiency is no longer required.

Nevertheless, cyber terms are still regularly used to make messages more entertaining or to express individuality. Cyber terms differ from icons because they are not pictorial representations.

Using Numbers in Texts

This video shows the different ways that numbers are used in "text speak":

Example of K3U Used in a Text


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