What Does NVM Mean?

NVM (Never Mind) is typically used as a response to:
  • To tell someone not to concern themselves over an issue.
  • (In this case, it means "don't bother if it's too much trouble.")
  • Console someone's bad news.
  • (In this case, it means "try not to worry about it.")
Although rare, NVM can also be used in a wider sentence. For example:
  • NVM about paying me back.
NVM can also stand for Not Very Much. (The definition you require should be obvious from the context.)

Video Summarizing NVM

Here's a short video explaining how to use NVM:

Summary of Key Points

"Never Mind" is the most common definition for NVM on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Never Mind
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Image for NVM

When I write NVM, I mean this:

meaning of NVM
NVM can mean "ah, shame" or "don't bother yourself."


Examples of NVM in Sentences

Here are examples of NVM being used in sentences:
  • Tony: Please can you buy me some beers for tonight's party when you're at the store?
  • Jordan: I'll be on my bike, and I don't have a rucksack.
  • Tony: Okay, NVM.
  • (Here, NVM means "don't bother if it's too much trouble.")
  • Tony: My girlfriend has extended her holiday for an extra week.
  • Jordan: Ah, NVM.
  • (Here, NVM means "try not to worry about it.")
  • Tony: How much money have you got for tonight?
  • Jordan: NVM.
  • (Here, NVM stands for Not Very Much.)

An Academic Look at NVM

NVM is a standalone imperative sentence (i.e., an order, albeit a mild one). Of note, NVM is an initialism abbreviation. This means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., En Vee Em). Initialisms contrast with acronyms, which are spoken like words.

Never mind is two words. (NB: There is a Nirvana album called "Nevermind.")

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have written something like "Do you know what? Don't bother" or "That's such a shame" instead of NVM.

Second Definition for NVM

This meaning was also noted:
Definition:Not Very Much
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults, Teenagers, and Under 13s

Example of NVM Used in a Text


See Also

NM (never mind) NVMD (never mind) NVRM (never mind) ONM (oh, never mind) OWNM (oh well, never mind) Using the currency symbols