What Does YKTR Mean in a Text?

YKTR (You Know The Rest) is typically used at the end of a conversation (1) to avoid repetition, (2) to acknowledge that the recipient does not need further explanation, or (3) to offer a reason for something happening.

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When I write YKTR, I mean this:

meaning of YKTR

YKTR is often used to avoid an unnecessary explanation.

Summary of Key Points

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

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of YKTR in Sentences

Here are examples of YKTR being used in conversations:
  • Remove the retaining screws and the casing. Tap it until the switch appears. YKTR.
  • She saw me with Jane in the bar. YKTR.

An Academic Look at YKTR

YKTR is used as a standalone declarative sentence (i.e., a statement). In other words, it is not used as another part of speech within a wider sentence.

YKTR is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Yoo Kay Tee Ar), but as this is harder to say than "You know the rest," it is not often spoken using its letters. In other words, the abbreviation YKTR is for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "and the rest is history" or "you can take it from here" instead of YKTR.

Example of YKTR Used in a Text

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