What Does HYU Mean?

HYU means "Hit You Up."

The abbreviation HYU is used with the meaning "Hit You Up" as a statement or promise to get in touch with someone. HYU is usually a commitment on the part of the sender to call or text the recipient at some time in the future.

HYU contrasts with HMU (Hit Me Up).

The phrase "Hit You Up" may well come from the world of illicit drug use, where users collaborate to "hit each other up" by administering injections to each other.

"Hit You Up" is the title of a 2017 song from British rapper Micah Million.

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When I write HYU, I mean this: meaning of HYU HYU means "I'll be in touch."

Summary of Key Points

"Hit You Up" is the most common definition for HYU on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Hit You Up
5: Extremely difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers


Examples of HYU in Sentences

Here are examples of HYU being used in conversations:
  • Toby: I've had a great night. Can I see you again.
  • Terri: Thanks. I'll HYU when I'm next in town. But, I don't know when that might be.
  • Rosa: Give me a call when you're next going to be over this way.
  • Sandy: Great! I'll HYU as soon as I know.

An Academic Look at HYU

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

HYU is typically used as a standalone declarative sentence (i.e., a statement), with the meaning "I will be in touch."

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have just said "Hit You Up," or something like "I'll give you a call" instead of using HYU.

Example of HYU Used in a Text


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