What Does HRU Mean in a Text?

HRU means "How are you?".

The abbreviation HRU is widely used in text messaging and on social media as a greeting with the meaning "How Are You?". For example:
  • Charlie: HRU?
  • Jordan: All good here. HRU?
Other common ways of asking how someone is doing include:

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When I write HRU, I mean this:

meaning of HRU

HRU is a very common way of asking "How are you?".

Summary of Key Points

"How Are You?" is the most common definition for HRU on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:How Are You?
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

An Academic Look at HRU

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

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "How are things?" or just "All right?" instead of using the abbreviation HRU.

Example of HRU Used in a Text

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