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Meaning of PHU


What Does PHU Mean?

PHU means "Potential Hook Up". PHU is used to suggest a face-to-face meeting. While PHU is used on dating sites, it is not exclusively used for dating. The meeting proposed by "PHU" can be anything from enjoying a coffee to full-blown sex. (So, be careful how you use it.)
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Definition for PHU

PHU means "Potential Hook Up". This is the most common definition for PHU on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter. Here is some more information about PHU:

PHU
Definition:Potential Hook Up
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers
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When I write PHU, I mean this:

meaning of PHU
A 'potential hook up' is a suggestion to meet.
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Examples of PHU in Sentences

Here are examples of PHU being used in conversations:
  • Person A: I've been working hard all day. PHU tonight?
  • Person B: Yep, up for that! Pub 7pm.
  • Person A: Phwarrr, I really fancy you. PHU?
  • Person B: Get lost!

An Academic Look at PHU

PHU is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Pee Aitch Yu), but as this is harder to say than "Potential Hook Up," it is not often uttered using its letters. In other words, the abbreviation PHU is for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech.

What Did We Used To Say?

During the CB era of the '80s, the term "eyeball eyeball" was used instead of PHU.

A Text with PHU

Using PHU on a Cell Phone (SMS Texts, Whatsapp, and Yubl)

 
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