What Does RHI Mean in a Text?

RHI means "Rumour Has It." The abbreviation RHI is used to make it clear that what has just been said is only based on rumor, gossip or hearsay. It emphasizes that the information may be untrue or at least partially incorrect.

"Rumor Has It" is the title of a 2005 romantic comedy starring Jennifer Aniston and Kevin Costner. It was also the title of a song released by UK singer Adele in 2011.

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meaning of RHI

Rumor is often sparked by gossip or hearsay.

Summary of Key Points

"Rumour Has It" is the most common definition for RHI on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Rumour Has It
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of RHI in Sentences

Here are examples of RHI being used in conversations:
  • Shirley: Do you like the new girl?
  • Denise: Seems okay. RHI she's been married five times.
  • Lance: They've called a meeting at lunchtime.
  • Orla: RHI they're going to make three people redundant.

An Academic Look at RHI

As it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Ar Aitch Eye"), RHI is classified as an initialism abbreviation. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.

RHI can be used as a standalone declarative sentence (i.e., a statement). It is not always used as another part of speech within a wider sentence.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would have just said "Rumour Has It" or something like "A Little Birdie Told Me" instead of using RHI.

Example of RHI Used in a Text

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