What Does KTHXBI Mean in a Text?

KTHXBI (Okay Thanks Bye) is typically used to end a conversation with a passive aggressive overtone as KTHXBI carries a connotation of "thanks for nothing" or "whatever."

Of course, KTHXBI can be used in many other contexts for which the meaning of its words can be taken literally.

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When I write KTHXBI, I mean this:

meaning of KTHXBI

KTHXBI usually carries a connotation of "thanks for nothing."

Summary of Key Points

"Okay, Thanks, Bye" is the most common definition for KTHXBI on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Okay, Thanks, Bye
Type:Internet Slang Term
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of KTHXBI in Sentences

Here are examples of KTHXBI being used in conversations:
  • Charlie: You'll have to get the bus home as I'm giving Sarah a lift on my bike.
  • Jordan: KTHXBI
  • (Here, KTHXBI has a connotation of "thanks for nothing.")
  • Charlie: I've put your tea in the fridge. I'll see you when I get home.
  • Jordan: KTHXBI
  • (Here, KTHXBI does not have an aggressive connotation.)

An Academic Look at KTHXBI

KTHXBI is not technically an initialism abbreviation. It is best described as an "internet slang 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 KTHXBI.

Example of KTHXBI Used in a Text

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