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What Does RU Mean?RU usually means "Are You?" The abbreviation RU is a quick way of asking "Are You?". It can be used as a standalone term, but most often it is used as part of a longer question. For example:
- Janet: RU busy?
- John: Not really. RU?
- Janet: Nah.
- Ru (The symbol for ruthenium)
- .ru (The web suffix for the Russian Federation)
- RU (Rugby Union)
- RU (International car registration for Burundi)
Summary of Key Points"Are You?" is the most common definition for RU on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
1: Easy to guess
Adults and Teenagers
Image for RUWhen I write RU, I mean this:
The image shows a dog with a quizzical expression.
Examples of RU in SentencesHere are examples of RU being used in conversations:
- Ryan: RU leaving early?
- Steve: Yes, I need to miss the traffic tonight.
- Wendy: I'm the classiest person in this office.
- Lisa: RU sure?
An Academic Look at RUAs the R in RU represents the phonetic sound of the whole word "Are," RU is classified as a cyber term as opposed to an initialism abbreviation or an acronym. Initially, cyber term terms were introduced for brevity, but, particularly with the advent of predictive texting and on-screen keyboards, they are now mostly employed for fun. Cyber terms differ from icons because they are not pictorial representations.
Example of RU Used in a Text
- Do you disagree with something on this page?
- Did you spot a typo?
- Did you know a slang term that we've missed?