IIH

What Does IIH Mean in a Text?

IIH means "If I'm Honest."

The abbreviation IIH is typically used to open a sentence in response to a question. IIH is often used to preface a response that might be considered blunt or hurtful, but can also indicate a lack of interest in the subject being discussed. For example:
  • Tom: What do you think of my new car?
  • Nancy: IIH, I would have to say that those stripes down the side look pretty silly.
  • (Here, IIH prefaces a blunt comment.)
  • Tom: What do you think of my new car?
  • Nancy: IIH, Im not really into cars.
  • (Here, IIH indicates a lack of interest.)
Of note, In May 2016, American country music singer Blake Shelton released his tenth studio album, entitled "If I'm Honest."

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meaning of IIH

IIH often prefaces frank comments.

Summary of Key Points

"If I'm Honest" is the most common definition for IIH on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
IIH
Definition:If I'm Honest
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:guessability level 4
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of IIH in Sentences

Here are examples of IIH being used in conversations:
  • Martin: What do you think of the new bloke in Accounts?
  • Joe: IIH I think he's a jerk.
  • Lennie: How do you think it went tonight?
  • Zac: IIH I'm not sure they liked it.

An Academic Look at IIH

IIH is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Eye Eye Aitch). However, it is not often uttered using its letters. In other words, the abbreviation IIH 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 "To Tell The Truth" or even just "If I'm Honest" instead of using IIH.

Example of IIH Used in a Text

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