What Does H/U Mean?

H/U means "Hook Up." The abbreviation H/U stands for "Hook Up," which means to meet up or get together. H/U is commonly used to refer to a casual, no-strings attached sexual encounter. However, it can also mean to meet up in a non-sexual way. The context of the conversation will normally indicate the intended meaning. For example:
  • Martin: I H/U with the new girl last night. I can't even remember her name!
  • Tim: You're one lucky dude. She's so sexy.
  • (Here, H/U refers to a sexual encounter.)
  • Nick: I H/U with Paul yesterday.
  • Cheryl: Cool. How is he?
  • Nick: Great.
  • (Here, H/U refers to a non-sexual encounter.)
H/U should not be confused with Hook Me UP, which means "Share With Me."

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When I write H/U, I mean this:

meaning of H/U

H/U often refers to a casual sexual encounter.

Summary of Key Points

"Hook Up" is the most common definition for H/U on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Hook Up
Guessability:guessability level 4
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of H/U in Sentences

Here are examples of H/U being used in conversations:
  • Sophia: Do you want to H/U?
  • Geoff: I thought you'd never ask.
  • Amelia: I'm bored, do you want to do something?
  • Ethan: We could H/U?
  • Amelia: I was thinking we could just go for a coffee.

An Academic Look at H/U

H/U is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Aitch Yoo"). Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "One-night stand" or "Fling" instead of using H/U.

Example of H/U Used in a Text

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