What Does S2U Mean in a Text?

S2U means "Same To You." The "internet slang term" S2U is commonly used as a response to a salutation (i.e., a greeting or farewell). S2U is a way of sending the same sentiment back to the speaker.

S2U can also be used as a response to an insult. However, in this context, it is usually considered a childish response and indicates a lack of repartee (i.e., skill in making sharp or witty replies).

"Same To You" is also abbreviated as STY.

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When I write S2U, I mean this:

meaning of S2U

S2U can also be used to respond to an insult.

Summary of Key Points

"Same To You" is the most common definition for S2U on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Same To You
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of S2U in Sentences

Here are examples of S2U being used in conversations:
  • Jill: Happy New Year!
  • Karen: Thank you. S2U!
  • Rex: You're such a dork.
  • Harry: S2U.
  • Rex: See what I mean?

An Academic Look at S2U

S2U is defined as an "internet slang term" by our team because some of its characters are used as substitutes for letters. Most "slang terms" were introduced to reduce the number of key strokes required to write the word, but since the arrival of predictive texting and keyboards on mobile devices, this efficiency is no longer required.

S2U is typically used as a standalone declarative sentence (i.e., a statement). It is not normally used as another part of speech within a wider sentence.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have just said "Same To You" or something like "Likewise" instead of using S2U.

Using Numbers in Texts

This video shows the different ways that numbers are used in "text speak":

Example of S2U Used in a Text

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