What Does HSIK Mean in a Text?

HSIK means "How Should I Know." HSIK is typically used in response to an unreasonable question or when the question is asked at an unreasonable time. There is a definite hint of irritation with HSIK.

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When I write HSIK, I mean this:

meaning of HSIK

"How should I know" (HSIK) means you don't know the answer to a question (especially a silly question).

Summary of Key Points

"How Should I Know?" is the most common definition for HSIK on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:How Should I Know?
Guessability:guessability level 4
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of HSIK in Sentences

Here are examples of HSIK being used in conversations:
  • Student A: What's the answer to the equation on page 50? I've got to hand in my homework in a minute.
  • Student B: HSIK!
  • Son: Mum, where's my new jumper?
  • Mother: HSIK? Have you looked among all the other clothes on your floordrobe?

An Academic Look at HSIK

HSIK is used as a standalone declarative sentence (i.e., a statement). In other words, it is not used as another part of speech within a wider sentence.

As it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Aitch Ess Aye Kay"), HSIK is classified as an initialism abbreviation. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.

Example of HSIK Used in a Text

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