What Does DKY Mean in a Text?

DKY means "Don't Know Yet." The abbreviation DKY means you are uncertain of facts at the moment, but you expect to have confirmation at a later time or date. DKY can also mean "Don't Kid Yourself" (meaning you shouldn't be in denial about something) or "Don't Kill Yourself," which is used figuratively to mean you shouldn't push yourself too hard.

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meaning of DKY

DKY means "Don't Know Yet."

Summary of Key Points

"Don't Know Yet" is the most common definition for DKY on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Don't Know Yet
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of DKY in Sentences

Here are examples of DKY being used in conversations:
  • Simon: Thanks for explaining the word "many" to me. It means a lot.
  • Jim: You DKY, but you'll never be a comedian.
  • Helen: What time does the match start?
  • Frankie: DKY, but probably 7pm.

An Academic Look at DKY

As it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Dee Kay Wye"), DKY is classified as an initialism abbreviation. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.

Second Definition for DKY

This meaning was also noted:
Definition:Don't Kid Yourself
Guessability:guessability level 4
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Example of DKY Used in a Text

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