What Does IGY Mean in a Text?

IGY means "I Get You." The abbreviation IGY is typically used with the meaning "I Get You" to indicate understanding of what someone has said.

IGY can also be used to suggest an affinity with someone; i.e., a similarity or some sort of deeper understanding than the average person might have. In this context, IGY is sometimes used in dating to mean something like "I'm on your wavelength" (i.e., "I understand you").

IGY shouldn't be confused with YGM (You get me?), which is a way of questioning someone's understanding of something.

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When I write IGY, I mean this:

meaning of IGY

I Get You and You Get Me!

Summary of Key Points

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

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of IGY in Sentences

Here are examples of IGY being used in conversations:
  • Poppy: You're so easy to talk to.
  • Marion: It's because we have so much in common, IGY.
  • Adam: Do you understand why I'm so manic?
  • Ellie: IGY. It stops you thinking about stuff, right?

An Academic Look at IGY

IGY is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Eye Gee Why), but as this is harder to say than "I Get You," it is not often uttered using its letters. In other words, the abbreviation IGY 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 "I Understand You" or even "I Get You" instead of using IGY.

Example of IGY Used in a Text

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