What Does HYD Mean in a Text?

HYD means "How You Doing?".

The abbreviation HYD is used as a form of greeting and is equivalent to asking "How are you?" For example:
  • Sam: Hope your trip is going well.
  • Ali: It is, thanks. HYD?
  • Lee: HYD?
  • Jo: All good, thanks.
"How You Doing?" is thought to have originated from the American TV series "Friends," where the character Joey regularly used it as a cheesy chat-up line.

The phrase "How Are You Doing?" (abbreviated as HAYD ) means exactly the same as HYD.

Summary of Key Points

"How You Doing?" is the most common definition for HYD on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:How You Doing?
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers


An Academic Look at HYD

HYD is an abbreviated form of the interrogative phrase "How are you doing?", which is often used as a greeting or salutation. Although HYD plays the role of an interrogative sentence (i.e., a question), it is commonly seen without a question mark; i.e., it can be written "HYD?" or "HYD".

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "How are you?" or "How's things?" instead of using HYD.

Example of HYD Used in a Text

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