What Does RD Mean in a Text?

In text messaging and online, the abbreviation RD is used with the meanings "All Right" and "Real Deal." Here is more information about each of these definitions of RD.

All Right

The abbreviation RD is often used with the meaning "All Right." In this context, it is a further abbreviation of ARD and is typically used to indicate agreement, assent, or that everything is okay.

Real Deal

RD is also used with the meaning "Real Deal" to indicate that someone or something is genuine, rather than a fake or imitation. In this context, RD is often used to express admiration for a person or object. It is also used to describe a romantic relationship that is (or appears to be) a perfect match. In this latter context, "Real deal" is the title of love songs by a number of artists, including British singer-songwriter, Jessie J:

Jessie J - Real Deal (Official Lyric Video)

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meaning of RD

RD also means "All Right."

Summary of Key Points

First definition of RD

"All Right" is a common definition for RD on TikTok, Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Definition:All Right
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Second definition of RD

"Real Deal" is another common definition for RD.
Definition:Real Deal
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of RD in Sentences

Here's an example of RD being used in conversation:
  • Toni: How was your date?
  • Jordan: RD.
  • Toni: Such enthusiasm! I take it this one isn't the RD then?
  • Jordan: I doubt his own mom thinks he's the RD.

  • (Here, RD means both "All Right" and "Real Deal.")

An Academic Look at RD

RD is an abbreviation of the phrase "All Right" or the slang phrase "Real Deal." Slang refers to words, phrases and uses of language that are regarded as very informal and which are often restricted to a special context or a particular group of users.

When used with the meaning "Real Deal," RD is classified as an initialism abbreviation, because it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Arr Dee").

Example of RD Used in a Text

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