The shortening of lengthy sentences to smaller form is known as an abbreviation. This can be achieved either by taking the first few alphabets in the sentences or some strategic alphabet in the word or the phrase. Most names of organizations like the World Health Organization has the abbreviated form to be W.H.O., The Federal Bureau of Investigation has the acronym F.B.I. and several others.
These aforementioned acronyms are examples of formal acronyms. Several other abbreviations are also quite popular but are mostly used in chat and are informal. You can’t write an official letter and use such abbreviations. Due to the number of abbreviations that have been created, it is sometimes a challenge trying to figure out the meaning of some of these abbreviations.
What does WYD mean? WYD means ‘what you doing’. This is the generally know meaning of this phrase on chatting platforms. But, there may be a different meaning that some set of people gives to this abbreviation in their context. So, it is important that you understand the meaning that is given to a particular abbreviation in your region.
What Is The Meaning Of WYD?
WYD is an acronym that means ‘what you doing’. This is a question that can be asked in a real-life situation. Though grammatically, the sentence should be ‘what are you doing?’ ‘What you doing’ is a common slang in greeting. This type of greeting is usually used in text and among friends. In what situations is this acronym used though?
Ways And How WYD Is Used?
WYD is an acronym commonly used online. The acronym is usually directed to a person as a question in just the same way the question might have been asked in a face-to-face conversation. It could be a sole question used to start a conversation or as a continuation of a former conversation.
WYD can be posted on general social media networks but it is mostly used in private conversations. It is used to gather information about the current happenings with a person so, it is hardly used in general posts. However, the exception to this is when WYD is used as a hypothetical comment on a situation or event.
WYD used in this instance does not refer to anyone in particular but is just a general statement. To help you further understand this, here are some of the ways WYD can be used.
- As a friendly conversation starter
Friend 1: WYD
Friend 2: I’m taking my dog on a walk.
This is a typical conversation starter using this acronym. It is used between friends or casual acquaintances. It appears as a stand-alone question in this conversation.
- In a continued conversation
Friend 1: I’m going to shoot some hoops
Friend 2: WYD after you are done?
Not only is this slang question used to continue a conversation, but it is also used as a part of a question instead of the entire question. WYD is usually used like this when the information requested is more specific.
- In a general post
My sister used all my shampoo…WYD so ain’t nice.
This is an example of a hypothetical comment use of the slang ‘wyd’. It doesn’t require an answer from anyone. This kind of comment is used in status updates and posts.
Is There A Variation Of WYD?
Another way the question contained in the acronym ‘WYD’ is expressed is WUD. There isn’t much of a difference between the two. As the word ‘you’ has often been represented by either of the two letters in slang like acronyms.
Therefore, you can either use ‘WYD’ or ‘WUD’ to ask the same question after that it would take to type out ‘what are you doing?’ You should be careful in the use of these acronyms as you do not want to mistakenly use them in a formal conversation or outing. There are also other acronyms with close meanings as wyd
Other Acronyms Used Like WYD
There are other acronyms too that follow the same pattern of the grammatical incorrectness and short three-letter acronyms. These acronyms have their meanings and the meaning of each have been placed at the front line.
- WDM – This slang means ‘What You Doing’ This slang in full just means ‘ what are you doing’
- WYS – This slang simply means ‘what you saying.’ This is short slang for the full sentence ‘what are you saying?’
- WYO – This is an acronym of the question ‘What you on’. Its full question will be ‘what are you on’ which is a similar to WDM and WUD.
Any of these acronyms including WYD can be answered using the acronym, NMU. NMU simply ‘Nothing much. You?’ While WYD and all other acronyms are great for casual conversations, make sure you do not overuse them to the extent that you ask your boss, WYD.