What Does KMN Mean in a Text?

KMN means "Kill Me Now."

The abbreviation KMN is typically used with the meaning "Kill Me Now" as an ironic and humorous response to bad news or to a situation that the sender considers so bad that they would rather die than endure it.

"Kill Me Now" may have originated from a scene in the 1979 science fiction film Alien, where a human is found suffering unspeakably in a cocoon and begs to be put out of his misery.

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When I write KMN, I mean this:

meaning of KMN

KMN! I would rather die than face this!

Summary of Key Points

"Kill Me Now" is the most common definition for KMN on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Kill Me Now
Guessability:guessability level 4
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of KMN in Sentences

Here are examples of KMN being used in conversations:
  • Dad: Guess what? Your mum and I have got tickets to come with you to the festival.
  • Son: What? KMN.
  • Her: My mum and her new lover are coming over for Thanksgiving.
  • Him: Great! KMN.

An Academic Look at KMN

As it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Kay Em En"), KMN is classified as an initialism abbreviation. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.

KMN is typically used as an imperative sentence (i.e., an order), but is said humorously.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would have just said "Kill Me Now" or something like "Please Say You're Joking" instead of using KMN.

Example of KMN Used in a Text


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