What Does DNM Mean?

DNM means "Does Not Matter." The abbreviation DNM means that whatever has been said or done is of no importance.

DNM can also stand for "Deep and Meaningful," a phrase usually applied to a conversation or relationship between two people (suggesting intense closeness).

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When I write DNM, I mean this:

meaning of DNM

DNM means something is unimportant.

Summary of Key Points

"Does Not Matter" is the most common definition for DNM on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Does Not Matter
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of DNM in Sentences

Here are examples of DNM being used in conversations:
  • Simon: Thanks for letting me copy your notes.
  • Harry: DNM. I'd copied them from Frank anyway.
  • Kiera: I've made a bit of a mess in your flat.
  • Kyle: DNM. The cleaner comes today.

An Academic Look at DNM

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

Second Definition for DNM

This meaning was also noted:
Definition:Deep and Meaningful
Guessability:guessability level 4
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Example of DNM Used in a Text


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