What Does DMI Mean in a Text?

DMI means "Don't Mention It." The abbreviation and DMI is a friendly response indicating that thanks for a kindness, or an apology for a minor inconvenience, is unnecessary. DMI implies the sentiment 'You are welcome' or 'don't worry'.

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When I write DMI, I mean this:

meaning of DMI

DMI means "Don't Mention It."

Summary of Key Points

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

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of DMI in Sentences

Here are examples of DMI being used in conversations:
  • Jane: Thanks so much for the lift home last night.
  • Louis: DMI. I was going past your door on the way to the gym.
  • David: I couldn't have got my report in on time without your help.
  • Harry: The information was all stuff I knew anyway, so DMI.

An Academic Look at DMI

DMI is an initialism abbreviation. This means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Dee Em Aye), but as this is harder to say than "Don't mention it" it is not often spoken using its letters. In other words, the abbreviation DMI is for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech.

Example of DMI Used in a Text

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