What Does TYSM Mean in a Text?

TYSM means "Thank You So Much." The abbreviation TYSM is an emphatic way of saying "thank you" to someone. Of note, it can also be used sarcastically, suggesting that someone has done you an injustice. For example:
  • TYSM so much for showing my wife the photo of me and my ex from Saturday night.
  • (Here, TYSM is being used sarcastically.)
Other ways of saying thank you include:

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When I write TYSM, I mean this:

meaning of TYSM

TYSM means Thank You So Much.

Summary of Key Points

"Thank You So Much" is the most common definition for TYSM on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Thank You So Much
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of TYSM in Sentences

Here are examples of TYSM being used in conversations:
  • Sam: TYSM for putting a good word in for me.
  • Mike: No problem.
  • Emma: I told that geek in HR you fancied him.
  • Vicky: TYSM. Remind me to pay you back sometime!

An Academic Look at TYSM

TYSM is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Tee Wye Es Em), but as this is harder to say than "Thank you so much," it is not often said using its letters. In other words, the abbreviation TYSM is for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would have just said "thank you very much" instead of TYSM.

Example of TYSM Used in a Text

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