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What Does PHU Mean?PHU means "Potential Hook Up." PHU is used to suggest a face-to-face meeting. While PHU is used on dating sites, it is not exclusively used for dating. The meeting proposed by "PHU" can be anything from enjoying a coffee to full-blown sex. (So, be careful how you use it.)
Image for PHUWhen I write PHU, I mean this: A 'potential hook up' is a suggestion to meet.
Summary of Key Points"Potential Hook Up" is the most common definition for PHU on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
|Definition:||Potential Hook Up|
2: Quite easy to guess
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Examples of PHU in SentencesHere are examples of PHU being used in conversations:
- Tony: I've been working hard all day. PHU tonight?
- Jordan: Yep, up for that! Pub 7pm.
- Tony: Phwarrr, I really fancy you. PHU?
- Jordan: Get lost!
An Academic Look at PHUPHU is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Pee Aitch Yu), but as this is harder to say than "Potential Hook Up," it is not often uttered using its letters. In other words, the abbreviation PHU is for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech.
What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?During the CB era of the '80s, the term "eyeball eyeball" was used instead of PHU.
Example of PHU Used in a Text
"Cyber Speak" TestYou now know what PHU means, but are you good at Cyber Speak? Well, let's see!
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- A correct answer is worth 5 points.
- You can get up to 5 bonus points for a speedy answer.
- Some questions demand more than one answer. You must get every part right.
- Beware! Wrong answers score 0 points.
- 🏆 If you beat one of the top 3 scores, you will be invited to apply for the Hall of Fame.
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