What does GD&H stand for?

Grinning, ducking, and hiding

When someone wants to make a cheeky, sarcastic, or sly comment, they might finish it off with “GD&H”. This slang stands for “grinning, ducking, and hiding.” It’s a way of saying ‘I know this might annoy you, so I’m jokingly preparing to dodge your comeback’. It’s mostly used in messages or on the internet, typically in social media threads.

Take this situation as an example. Let’s say Mike has had to move back in with his folks after losing his job. His buddy Alex could tease him in their group chat by saying, “Hey Mike, the movie starts pretty late. Are you sure you won’t break your curfew? GD&H.”

Or, imagine you’re scrolling through Instagram and see a post from a popular influencer. They’ve shared a photo of their picture-perfect family. You might comment, “Did you have to bribe your kids to get them to pose like this? GD&H.”

Instead of typing out GD&H, some folks might use a winking face emoticon or emoji. Others might use similar acronyms like “GR&D,” “GDR,” or “GD&RVF.” All these variations communicate the same playful tone.

Example for using ‘GD&H’ in a conversation

Hey, did you see John’s new haircut? GD&H.

Haha, yeah! It looks like he let a blindfolded monkey do it. GD&H.

I can’t believe he actually paid for that disaster. GD&H.

I know, right? He must have lost his mind. GD&H.