What Does QI Mean?

QI means "Quite Interesting." Of note, when QI is expanded, the word "quite" can carry different weights ranging from "not very" to "very." It all depends on tone and context.

QI also commonly refers to the TV show "QI" on BBC2 (which also means "Quite Interesting"). It is a quiz show in which contestants do not necessarily score points for correct answers but for interesting or funny ones. QI's presenters have been Stephen Fry and Sandi Toksvig.

Also of note, Qi (pronounced chee) is the term given to the circulating life force whose existence and properties are the basis of much Chinese philosophy and medicine.

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When I write QI, I mean this: meaning of QI QI most commonly means Quite Interesting.

Summary of Key Points

"Quite Interesting" is the most common definition for QI on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Quite Interesting
1: Easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers


Examples of QI in Sentences

Here are examples of QI being used in conversations:
  • Frankie: Did you watch the program on global warming?
  • Lauren: QI. I'm still not convinced it's manmade.
  • Karen: What's that program with Stephen Fry?
  • Liam: Do you mean QI?

An Academic Look at QI

QI is an initialism abbreviation. This means its letters a pronounced individually.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "fairly interesting" instead of QI.

Example of QI Used in a Text


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