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What Does DYM Mean in a Text?

DYM means "Do You Mind." The abbreviation DYM is commonly used to ask someone to do something; i.e., the words can be taken literally. For example:
  • "DYM helping me lift this box?"
However, if spoken with a sharp voice, DYM can be an expression of indignation or irritation. For example:
  • "DYM! There's a queue here."
DYM can also mean "Do you mean?", which is used to clarify information or to question something.

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When I write DYM, I mean this:

meaning of DYM

DYM means "Do You Mind?" or "Do You Mean?"

Summary of Key Points

"Do You Mind" is the most common definition for DYM on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
DYM
Definition:Do You Mind
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of DYM in Sentences

Here are examples of DYM being used in conversations:
  • Waitress: I'll just clear your plate.
  • Customer: DYM, I haven't finished eating yet.
  • Waitress: Whoops, sorry.
  • Amy: You always take lingerie than me.
  • Ned: Pardon? DYM longer?
  • Amy: Sorry, predictive text strikes again!
  • Tim: DYM helping me lift this table?
  • Kiri: No problem.

An Academic Look at DYM

DYM plays the role of an interrogative sentence (i.e., a question), but it is commonly seen without a question mark. In other words, it can be written "DYM?" or "DYM".

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "would you mind?" or "what do you mean?" instead of DYM.

Second Definition for DYM

This meaning was also noted:
DYM
Definition:Do You Mean�
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Example of DYM Used in a Text

DYM
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