What does BYKT stand for?

But you knew that

Let’s talk about the phrase BYKT. This is an acronym used in text messages or online chats, and it stands for “but you knew that”. It’s a way for someone to emphasize that the information they just shared should already be known to the person they’re talking to.

Imagine getting a text from your friend, reminding you that you have a meeting tomorrow, and ending the message with BYKT. Your friend is actually telling you “…you should have already known that…”.

So, when you see BYKT in a text or a chat, it’s a cheeky way of saying, “I just told you something, but I bet you knew it already.” Keep this in mind the next time you’re chatting with someone and they throw in a BYKT. It’s a subtle reminder that they expect you to be in the know.

Example for using ‘BYKT’ in a conversation

Hey, did you hear about the surprise party tonight? 🎉

BYKT! I’ve known about it for a week! 😄

Oh, really? Why didn’t you tell me earlier? 😮

I thought you already knew, my bad! 🙈