SLM

What Does SLM Mean?

SLM means "Salam" (a common greeting in Muslim countries) and "Socially Limiting Maneuver." Here is more information about each of these meanings of SLM.

Salam

SLM is often used in text messaging and online chat amongst Arabic speakers and other Muslims as an abbreviation of the word "salam" (sometimes spelled "salaam").

Salam literally means "peace." It is used as a general greeting, similar to "hello."

Socially Limiting Maneuver

When used to mean "Socially Limiting Maneuver," an SLM is an act that has a negative result on a person's image or their ability to socialize. For example:
  • Tony: I've updated my relationship status on Facebook to show that Sam and I are serious.
  • Jordan: Whoa! That's an SLM if ever I saw one!

"Cyber Speak" Test

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Summary of Key Points for First Definition of SLM

"Salam" (Peace or Hello) is a common definition for SLM on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
SLM
Definition:Salam
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Summary of Key Points for Second Definition of SLM

"Socially Limiting Maneuver" is another common definition for SLM.
SLM
Definition:Socially Limiting Maneuver
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Example of SLM Used in a Text

SLM

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