What Does IDKE Mean in a Text?

IDKE means "I Don't Know Either."

The abbreviation IDKE is typically used with the meaning "I Don't Know Either" in response to an abbreviation such as DN (Don't Know) or AUO (I Don't Know).

IDKE can mean that the sender simply does not know the answer to a question or is unable to offer a solution to a problem. It is also often used when the sender doesn't wish to get drawn into a situation. For example:
  • Ditherer: I really don't know how to tell him that I need space to be me.
  • Fed-Up Friend: IDKE. Let me know if you are coming once you've sorted things out between yourselves.

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When I write IDKE, I mean this:

meaning of IDKE

If you don't know, IDKE!

Summary of Key Points

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

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of IDKE in Sentences

Here are examples of IDKE being used in conversations:
  • Michael: I don't know why she did that.
  • Jude: IDKE.
  • Gill: I've no idea where I left my car keys.
  • Bob: IDKE. Have you looked in your pocket?

An Academic Look at IDKE

IDKE is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Eye Dee Kay Ee), but as this is harder to say than "I Don't Know Either," it is not often spoken using its letters. The abbreviation IDKE is for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "Nor Me," or even just "I Don't Know Either" instead of IDKE.

Example of IDKE Used in a Text

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