What Does DIKY Mean in a Text?

DIKY means "Do I Know You?" DIKY is an acronym that means "Do I Know You?". DIKY is normally used when a person receives an unsolicited contact from a person online and doesn't recognise the other party.

The acronym DIKY is often used on social media, when a user receives a contact request from someone they donīt recognise. DIKY can be considered quite a rude way of responding to a contact and it is usually used to discourage further contact or conversation.

Of note, DIKY can also be written as "DIKU", which is equally popular.

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When I write DIKY, I mean this:

meaning of DIKY

"Do I Know You?"

Summary of Key Points

"Do I Know You?" is the most common definition for DIKY on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Do I Know You?
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of DIKY in Sentences

Here are examples of DIKY being used in conversations:
  • Skype User: Hi DaveJones87! Want to chat?
  • Dave: DIKY?
  • Pete: Hi Kelly. Are you going to the show tonight?
  • Kelly: Who is this? DIKY?

An Academic Look at DIKY

DIKY is an acronym (i.e., an abbreviation spoken like a word). Acronyms differ from initialism abbreviations, which are pronounced using their individual letters. The acronym, DIKY is pronounced "dikee." However, it is not normally used in spoken conversation. The acronym DIKY is for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech. 

The acronym DIKY is normally used as a standalone declarative sentence (i.e., a statement) with the meaning "Do I know you?" DIKY is not often used as another part of speech within a wider sentence.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have just said "Do I know you?" instead of using DIKY.

Example of DIKY Used in a Text

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