What does DYM stand for?

Did you mean

When chatting or texting, you’ve probably seen the term DYM pop up. DYM is short for “did you mean.” It’s a quick and easy way for someone to ask you to clarify something you’ve said. For example, if you made a typo or said something confusing, a friend might respond with “DYM” to get you to explain what you meant.

You’ll often see DYM in the middle of other commonly used acronyms. Let’s take WDYM and WDYMBT as cases in point. In both these instances, the DYM part still stands for “did you mean.” So if you get a text with any of these acronyms, now you’ll know what they’re asking!

So, the next time someone sends you a message with DYM, you’ll know they’re just trying to understand what you’re saying a little better. And you can use it too, to ask for clarification in a quick and easy way.

Example for using ‘DYM’ in a conversation

Hey, did you see the new movie that came out yesterday?

DYM the one with the superheroes?

No, I meant the romantic comedy. It’s called “Love at First Sight”.

Oh, I haven’t seen it. Is it good?