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Meaning of ZUP

What Does ZUP Mean?

ZUP means "What's Up?" or "What's happening?". The term ZUP is a shortened version of "What's up?", which is a colloquial way of asking what is happening. Even though ZUP is a question, when spoken aloud, it does not always require an answer because (through common usage), it has become a greeting meaning simply "hello". In fact, when spoken, ZUP can even be answered with ZUP.

When written, however, the person who writes ZUP usually expects an answer detailing what has been happening.
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Definition for ZUP

ZUP means "What’s Up?". This is the most common definition for ZUP on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter. Here is some more information about ZUP:

Definition:What’s Up?
1: Easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults, Teenagers, and Under 13s
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When I write ZUP, I mean this:

meaning of ZUP
ZUP means "What's up?" or "What's happening?".

Examples of ZUP in Sentences

Here are examples of ZUP being used in conversations:
  • Person A: Hey, ZUP?.
  • Person B: Nothing much. I'm skint.
  • Person A: ZUP, brother?
  • Person B: Just lying on my bed snapchatting with everyone.

An Academic Look at ZUP

ZUP is typically used as an interrogative sentence (i.e., a question), but, for brevity, it is not always used with a question mark.

Of note, ZUP is a contraction of what's and up. It is, however, an unusual contraction because contractions typically use the opening letters of the fully expanded version (e.g., AMP from amplifier), use letters from the start and end of the fully expanded version (e.g., Dr from Doctor), or replace a letter(s) with an apostrophe (e.g., can't from cannot).

What Did We Used To Say?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "What's occurring?" or "What's happening?" instead of ZUP.

A Text with ZUP

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


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