Can You Speak Gen Z Or Should We Help? Here Are 30+ Gen Z Acronyms That Shouldn’t Go Over Your Head

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These days the Gen Zs use some terms that will make you feel as clueless as the first time that you told one of your parents something was ‘yawa.’ If you were born in the 90s chances are that the acronyms that Gen Zs use on a daily will completely go over your head. Here are 30 of the most common ones, and if you know these then you’re already pretty cool yourself.

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1. IYKYK – If You Know You Know

2. HMU – Hit Me Up

3. AFAIK – As Far As I Know

4. LMK – Let Me Know

5. HMB – Hit Me Back

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6. CU – See You

7. FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

8. TBA – To Be Announced

9. HBD – Happy Birthday

10. TMI – Too Much Information

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11. LOL – Laugh/Laughing Out Loud

12. PPL – People

13. BTW – By The Way

14. AMA – Ask Me Anything

15. IKR – I Know Right

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16. BRB – Be Right Back

17. OMG – Oh My God

18. IDK – I Don’t Know

19. JK – Just Kidding

20. FYI – For Your Information

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21. ILY – I Love You

22. TBH -To Be Honest

23. SMH – Shaking My Head

24. IMO – In My Opinion

25. IDC – I Don’t Care

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26. TGIF – Thank God It’s Friday

27. NM – Nothing Much

28. NVM – Never Mind

29. TTYS – Talk To You Soon

30. AKA – Also Known As

31. ICYMI- In Case You Missed It



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