What Does IJS Mean in a Text?

IJS means "I'm Just Saying."

The abbreviation IJS is commonly used informally with the meaning "I'm Just Saying" to soften an observation or criticism, or a piece of advice that may not be well received. For example:
  • IJS, sometimes you need to think more about other people.
  • (Here, IJS is being used to soften a personal criticism.)
  • IJS, you might not be very good for each other.
  • (Here, IJS is being used to soften the delivery of advice that may not be well received.)
IJS has the same meaning as the abbreviation JS (Just Saying).

In the classic 1978 movie "Midnight Cowboy," drug smuggler Billy Hayes, played by Brad Davis, pleads his case for release to a Turkish court and uses the line "I'm not sayin' this is right or wrong. I'm just saying that's the way it is." 

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When I write IJS, I mean this:

meaning of IJS

IJS, standby to be offended.

Summary of Key Points

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

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of IJS in Sentences

Here are examples of IJS being used in conversations:
  • Sandy: I've been picked to run the team again.
  • Phil: The boss really likes you, doesn't he?
  • Sandy: What are you implying?
  • Phil: IJS you always get the best roles.
  • Camilla: What do you think of these jeans?
  • Reah: They could probably be a bit longer. IJS.

An Academic Look at IJS

As it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Eye Jay Ess"), IJS 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 said something like "I'm Only Saying," "Just Saying," or even "I'm Just saying" instead of using the abbreviation IJS.

Example of IJS Used in a Text

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