What Does WRU Mean in a Text?

WRU means "Where Are You?". The abbreviation WRU is used to ask someone where they are.

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When I write WRU, I mean this:

meaning of WRU

WRU means "Where Are You?".

Summary of Key Points

"Where Are You?" is the most common definition for WRU on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Where Are You?
Guessability:guessability level 1
1: Easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of WRU in Sentences

Here are examples of WRU being used in conversations:
  • Joel: I've just arrived at the club and can't find you.
  • Cain: I'm at the bar. WRU?
  • Amanda: I've been at the restaurant for 20 minutes. WRU?
  • Andrew: On my way.

An Academic Look at WRU

WRU is an initialism abbreviation. This means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Dublyu Ar Yu), but as this is harder to say than "Where are you," it is not often spoken using its letters. In other words, the abbreviation WRU is for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech.

WRU plays the role of an interrogative sentence (i.e., a question), but it is commonly seen without a question mark. In other words, it can be written "WRU?" or "WRU".

Example of WRU Used in a Text

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