What Does KTHXBAI Mean?

KTHXBAI, KTHNXBAI, KTHXBI, and KTHNXBI all mean "Okay Thanks Bye." They all carry a connotation of "thanks for nothing" and are mostly used to end a conversation abruptly and aggressively.

Of course, KTHXBAI (and the other variations) can be used in many other contexts, i.e., not necessarily with aggressive overtones.

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When I write KTHXBAI, I mean this: meaning of KTHXBAI KTHXBAI usually carries a connotation of "yeah, whatever" or "thanks for nothing."

Summary of Key Points

"Okay, Thanks, Bye" is the most common definition for KTHXBAI on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Okay, Thanks, Bye
Type:Cyber Term
(Not technically an abbreviation)
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers


Examples of KTHXBAI in Sentences

Here are examples of KTHXBAI being used in conversations:
  • Charlie: Sorry, but I'm going to the concert with Martin tomorrow.
  • Jordan: KTHXBAI
  • (Here, KTHXBAI has a connotation of "whatever.")
  • Charlie: I'm just about to get on the plane.
  • Jordan: Have a safe trip.
  • Charlie: KTHXBAI
  • (Here, KTHXBAI does not have an aggressive connotation.)

An Academic Look at KTHXBAI

KTHXBAI is not technically an initialism abbreviation. It is best described as a cyber term, which has emerged for efficiency in writing.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "thanks for nothing" instead of KTHXBAI.

Example of KTHXBAI Used in a Text


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