What Does PU Mean?

PU means "Pop Up" (i.e., "Message Me").

The abbreviation PU means "pop up". It is commonly used on Snapchat and on some other social media platforms when the user wants someone to message them. For example:
  • So bored... someone PU and speak to me.
  • Please PU. I need to share.

Summary of Key Points

"Pop Up" is the most common definition for PU on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Pop Up (i.e., "Message Me")
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers


An Academic Look at PU

PU is classified as an initialism abbreviation, as it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Pee Yoo").

Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are abbreviations spoken as words (e.g., LOL, NATO).

Example of PU Used in a Text


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