What Does ICR Mean in a Text?

ICR means "I Can't Remember." The abbreviation ICR is typically used with the meaning "I Can't Remember" when the sender cannot recall something at that particular moment.

ICR is similar in meaning to IDR (I Don't Remember), but implies that it is likely that you will remember soon.

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When I write ICR, I mean this:

meaning of ICR

ICR usually indicates a temporary loss of memory.

Summary of Key Points

"I Can't Remember" is the most common definition for ICR on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:I Can't Remember
Guessability:guessability level 4
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of ICR in Sentences

Here are examples of ICR being used in conversations:
  • Ronnie: What did you have for lunch last tuesday?
  • Reggie: ICR. That's a ridiculous question, I can't remember what I had for dinner last night!
  • Alice: Did you feed the cat?
  • Giles: ICR. I've been so busy today.

An Academic Look at ICR

ICR is an abbreviation of the sentence "I Can't Remember." As it can be pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Eye See Arr"), it is classified as an initialism abbreviation. 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 just said "I Can't Remember" or something like "I've Forgotten" instead of using ICR.

Example of ICR Used in a Text

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