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What Does SU Mean?The abbreviation SU usually means either "Swipe Up" or "Shut Up." Here's more information about both of these definitions of SU. (Examples of use can be found below.)
Swipe UpSU is widely used on messaging, dating and social media apps (such as Instagram, Snapchat and Tinder) with the meaning "Swipe Up." In this context, SU is an action that allows a user to quickly access content or functions.
Shut UpSU is used with the meaning "Shut Up" as a blunt way to tell someone to stop talking (typing), or as an exclamation (similar to OMG (Oh My God!)).
Summary of Key Points
First definition for SU"Swipe Up" is the most common definition for SU on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tinder.
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Adults and Teenagers
Second definition for SU"Shut Up" is another definition for SU.
Adults and Teenagers
Image for SUWhen I write SU, I mean this:
SU also means "Shut Up."
Examples of SU in SentencesHere are examples of SU being used in conversations:
- Nicky: What do I have to do to be able to add links to my posts on IG?
- Ian: Have 10,000 followers, then SU.
(Here, SU means "Swipe Up.")
- Janet: Ricki asked me out on Saturday.
- Sarah: SU!
(Here, SU means "Shut Up" and expresses surprise.)
An Academic Look at SUAs it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Ess Yuu"), SU is classified as an initialism abbreviation. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.
When used with the meaning "Shut Up," SU is typically used an interjection. Interjections are words used to express feeling or sudden emotion. They can be standalone or as part of a sentence (usually at the start). An interjection can end in an exclamation mark to express a strong feeling or emotion.
Example of SU Used in a Text
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