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What Does WYD Mean?

“WYD” is a texting acronym and internet slang that means “What are You Doing?” 

It can be a literal question to find out what someone is doing, or as a greeting like What’s going on? WYD can also be used in exasperation, such as: You forgot to lock the door, wyd?!

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WUD: What U Doing (Shortened by how the letter sounds)
WYTD: What are You Trying to Do

Conversation Example:

Girl – “Hey, wyd today?”
Boy – “Just watching TV, hbu?”
Girl – “I’m bored, let’s go out”
Boy – “Ok, I’ll pick you up soon”
Girl – “Lmk when you’re close”

This shorthand form of communication was developed in the early days of the internet when people communicated in online communities such as chat rooms and games.

There are different types of slang used all over the world and they vary just like languages do. For example: Hahaha in English is Jajaja in Spanish. However, it is 55555 in Thai because the “5” is pronounced with a “ha” sound in that language.

Popular Texting Abbreviations:

  • BTW: By The Way
  • HBU: How About You?
  • WYA: Where You At
  • LOL: Laughing Out Loud
  • ROFL: Rolling On Floor Laughing
  • LMAO: Laughing My A** Off
  • BRB: Be Right Back
  • ILY: I Love You
  • NVM: Nevermind
  • LMK: Let Me Know
  • OML: Oh My Lord!

You can also combine some shorthand such as:

ROFLMAO: Rolling On Floor Laughing My A** Off