Meaning of HDYK

What Does HDYK Mean? (Using HDYK Online)

HDYK means "How Did You Know?".

Definition for HDYK

HDYK means "How Did You Know?". This is the most common definition for HDYK on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter. Here is some more information about HDYK:

Definition:How Did You Know?
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

"HDYK?" Is Far More Guessable Than "HDYK"

Due to its word order, the term HDYK can only be an interrogative sentence (i.e., a question). As a result, it is often seen with a question mark (HDYK?), but, for brevity, the question mark can be omitted. Of note, few people in our survey were able to guess what HDYK meant when the question mark was left out, but the term's guessability soared when the question mark was included.

HDYK is an intialism abbreviation; i.e., it is pronounced using its individual letters and not as a word like an acronym. Depending on context, the D can stand for DID or DO. Interestingly, when it stands for DO, it is one of the few examples with a D that stands for DO instead of DON'T. For example:

HDYK Can Be Used Sarcastically

The term HDYK can be employed sarcastically. It can be compared to the sarcastic comment below:
  • So, how did you work that out, Sherlock?

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


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