What Does JK Mean in a Text?

The abbreviation JK means "Just Kidding."

JK is typically used at the end of provocative statement to render it void (i.e., by declaring it was just said in jest).

If someone uses JK on you, you should bear the following old adage in mind: "Many a true word is said in jest." In other words, the caveat JK does not warrant automatic forgiveness for the speaker. JK often means "This is what I really think, but I don't want to fight about it." For example:
  • They really messed up your spray tan. Umpa lumpa doompadeedo. JK!
  • You're not invited to the party tomorrow, because nobody really likes you. JK!

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When I write JK, I mean this:

meaning of JK

Remember: "Many a true word is said in jest!"

Summary of Key Points

"Just Kidding" is the most common definition for JK on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Just Kidding
Type:Abbreviation and Acronym
Guessability:guessability level 4
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults, Teenagers, and Under 13s

An Academic Look at JK

The term JK is typically used as a standalone declarative sentence, the full meaning of which is "I am only joking."

JK is both an initialism abbreviation, as it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Jay, Kay"), and an acronym, as it is spoken like a word (i.e., "Jaykay").

Example of JK Used in a Text

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