What Does IAK Mean in a Text?

IAK means "I Already Know."

The abbreviation IAK is used with the meaning "I Already Know" when someone receives information that they are already aware of. IAK is also often used when someone is sure what the outcome of an event will be, based on previous experience.

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When I write IAK, I mean this:

meaning of IAK

That's not news to me.

Summary of Key Points

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

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of IAK in Sentences

Here are examples of IAK being used in conversations:
  • Sarah: Jason has lost his job.
  • Daniella: IAK.
  • Trish: IAK they're going to spend the whole night arguing.
  • Nick: How come?
  • Trish: Because they always do.

An Academic Look at IAK

"I Already Know" is a complete sentence. The word "already" is a modifier used to emphasize that something has already happened.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would probably have just said "I Already Know" or something like "I've Heard" instead of using IAK.

Example of IAK Used in a Text

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