What Does LYMYWY Mean in a Text?

Expressing Love in a Text

There are over 100 novel ways to express love in a text message. Some of them were invented by the iKids (i.e., Millennials, Generation Z, and Generation A), making them just a few decades old, but many of them have been around for centuries. Here's the one that matters to you: LYMYWY means "Love You, Miss You, Want You."

More Observations...

The abbreviation LYMYWY is a short form of the sentence "I love you, I miss you and I want you." It is used between two people who have strong feelings for each other and are suffering the pain of separation. The combination of the verbs "miss," "love," and "want" in one sentence makes it clear that the emotions being expressed are intense.

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When I write LYMYWY, I mean this:

meaning of LYMYWY

LYMYWY is an intense way of expressing feelings of love.

Summary of Key Points

"Love You, Miss You, Want You" is, by far, the most common meaning for LYMYWY when it is used in a text. (Bear in mind that it could have another meaning if used in a different context.)
Definition:Love You, Miss You, Want You
Guessability:guessability level 4
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of LYMYWY in Sentences

Here are examples of LYMYWY in conversations:
  • Bill: How long before you come home?
  • Caryn: At least another month, why?
  • Bill: LYMYWY.
  • Danni: See you tomorrow then.
  • Ian: LYMYWY.
  • Danni: Same here.

An Academic Look at LYMYWY

LYMYWY is an abbreviation of the phrase "I love you, I miss you and I want you." LYMYWY is typically used as a standalone declarative sentence (i.e., a statement). It is not often used as another part of speech within a wider sentence.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "I love and miss you so much" or "I am dying to see you" instead of using the abbreviation LYMYWY.

Example of LYMYWY Used in a Text

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