What does DIKY stand for?

Do I know you?

Let’s talk about DIKY. This is an acronym that stands for “do I know you”. You’ll often see it pop up in text messages or online chats when someone doesn’t recognize who they’re talking to.

Imagine this: You just got a shiny new phone with a new number. You decide to text your buddy, Ethan. But Ethan’s a bit confused because he doesn’t recognize your number. So, he might hit you with a DIKY? That’s his way of asking if he knows you.

But, let’s be honest, it’s a bit rude, right? If Ethan was a bit more polite, he might have just asked who’s texting him. But nope, he threw a DIKY your way. So, remember to tell your friends if you change your number to avoid any awkward DIKY moments.

Example for using ‘DIKY’ in a conversation

Hey! It’s been a while. How have you been?


Oops! Sorry, I got a new phone number and forgot to tell you.

No worries! I was just confused for a moment. How did you get a new number?