What does ITYK stand for?

I thought you knew

ITYK is a handy acronym that gets used when you’re surprised that someone doesn’t know something you assumed they did. It stands for ‘I Thought You Knew’.

People use it in conversations, especially online or in text messages, to express their surprise when someone is unaware of an event or occurrence. It’s basically a way of saying, “Wow, I thought you already knew that!”.

So next time when your friend Bob is surprised that you didn’t know about the big game on Saturday, he might just text you, “ITYK about the match!”.

Remember, slang terms like ITYK can make our daily communications quicker and more fun. Just make sure the other person knows what it means too!

Example for using ‘ITYK’ in a conversation

Hey, did you hear about the surprise party tonight? πŸŽ‰

No, what party? πŸ€”

ITYK! It’s Jenny’s birthday celebration. πŸŽ‚

Oh wow, I had no idea! Thanks for letting me know! πŸ™