Bits of WhatsApp slang you need to master today

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Vocab Quiz

1

Caj

This is generally used ironically and can definitely trigger an eye roll, depending on who you use it with. 

Meaning:  Casual

2

Ikr

When you wholeheartedly agree with what your text partner is saying, you can serve up this particular abbreviation.

Meaning:  I know, right?

3

Tbh

This can be used to accompany some serious truth bombs or simply to express your opinion on a particular subject.

Meaning:  To be honest

4

Omw

When you’re running out the door or jogging to the bus stop but need to let your friend know you’ll be there soon, shooting off a quick “omw” can save you precious seconds. 

Meaning:  On my way

5

Ofc

Another handy time-saver to quickly let your pal know you’re on the same page as them.

Meaning:  Of course

6

Irl

We all know that social media doesn’t necessarily correspond with real life, so you may hear about how someone or something is a little different “irl”. A good one to know while you’re navigating your various socials.

Meaning:  In real life

7

Idc

This one is pretty straightforward and if you want to let someone know how little you care, shortening the phrase to three letters really drives the point home.

Meaning:  I don’t care

8

Obvs

This is another testament to the average texter’s hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia (fear of long words) – even “obviously” got the chop. “Obvs” will suffice to make your feelings known.

Meaning:  Obviously

9

Atm

Whilst this combination of letters is more traditionally known to mean Automated Teller Machine (ie. a cash machine), if you see it used during a text conversion, chances are it means “at the moment”.

Meaning:  At the moment

10

Tbf

Often used to present a counter argument or interject with a dose of rationale, this is a widely-used term in text conversations.

Meaning:  To be fair

11

V

Why emphasize your point by typing out a long series of “very, very, very”, when you could simply put “vvv”? You can indicate the severity of what you’re expressing by using more or fewer “v”s – the joys of the modern age.

Meaning:  Very

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