What Does NVM Mean in a Text?

NVM means "Never Mind" and "Not Very Much." Here is more information about each of these defintions of NVM, with examples of use.

Never Mind

When used with the meaning "never mind," NVM is typically used to tell someone not to concern themselves over an issue or to console someone who has received bad news. For example:
  • Toni: Please can you buy some beers when you're at the store?
  • Jordan: I'll be on my bike and I don't have a rucksack.
  • Tony: Okay, NVM.
  • (Here, NVM means "don't bother if it's too much trouble.")
  • Ali: My girlfriend has decided to stay with her folks for an extra week.
  • Sam: Ah, NVM.
  • (Here, NVM means "try not to worry about it.")
"Never mind" is also abbreviated as NM, NVMD, and NVRM.

Not Very Much

NVM can also stand for "not very much." For example:
  • Jo: How much money have you got?
  • Sam: NVM.

Video Summarizing NVM

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When I write NVM, I mean this:

meaning of NVM

NVM also means "Not Very Much."

Summary of Key Points for First Definition

"Never Mind" is the most common definition for NVM on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Never Mind
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Summary of Key Points for Second Definition

"Not Very Much" is another definition for NVM.
Definition:Not Very Much
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

An Academic Look at NVM

NVM is an initialism abbreviation. This means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., En Vee Em). Initialisms contrast with acronyms, which are spoken like words.

When used to mean "never mind," NVM is a standalone imperative sentence (i.e., an order, albeit a mild one).

Despite the fact there is a Nirvana album called "Nevermind," Never mind is two words.

Example of NVM Used in a Text

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