What does GDR stand for?

Grinning, ducking, running

When one uses “GDR” after a cheeky or offensive comment, it stands for “grinning, ducking, running.” This slang indicates that the person making the comment anticipates a backlash, as if the recipient would want to hurl something at them if they were face-to-face. So, in effect, the person is making a virtual getaway.

The “grinning” part of “grinning, ducking, running” suggests that the commentator isn’t apologetic for their words and wouldn’t hesitate to repeat them. So, someone who uses GDR is somewhat pleased with their comment, even though they know it could land them in hot water.

Those who use GDR are fully aware of the potential reactions their words could provoke. You could consider them as trolls or griefers. Most of the time, the best response to such people, especially if you don’t know them personally, is to ignore them because they’re just trying to get a reaction.

GDR is just one of a few ways people express the “grinning, ducking, running” idea. Other variations include “GD&R,” “GR&D,” and “GD&RVF” (used when the comment is particularly offensive).

Example for using ‘GDR’ in a conversation

Hey, did you see that post on social media? πŸ˜‚

Yeah, I saw it. What’s up with the GDR at the end though? πŸ€”

Haha, GDR stands for “grinning, ducking, running.” It means the person is joking but also ready to dodge any backlash. πŸ˜…

Ah, got it! So they’re kinda proud of what they said, but also expecting some trouble. Interesting! πŸ˜„