What Does HDYDT Mean in a Text?

HDYDT means "How Did You Do That?". The abbreviation HDYDT is used to request an explanation of how a result was achieved. (In other words, the meaning of the expanded abbreviation can be taken literally.) The use of HDYDT often expresses surprise or admiration.

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meaning of HDYDT

HDYDT often expresses surprise.

Summary of Key Points

"How Did You Do That?" is the most common definition for HDYDT on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:How Did You Do That?
Guessability:guessability level 4
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of HDYDT in Sentences

Here are examples of HDYDT being used in conversations:
  • Mick: We got Annie into an internship.
  • Lauren: HDYDT? We've been trying for months to get a place.
  • Jack: I've persuaded the boss to give me a pay rise.
  • Will: You're so lucky! HDYDT?
  • Jack: Natural charm, good looks and being indispensible. Obviously!

An Academic Look at HDYDT

HDYDT 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 "HDYDT?" or "HDYDT".

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "How Come?" or even just "How Did You Do That?" instead of using the abbreviation HDYDT.

Example of HDYDT Used in a Text

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