What does MMHRD stand for?

Many Many Happy Returns of the Day

When someone uses the term ‘MMHRD’, they are wishing you “many many happy returns of the day.” This is a phrase commonly used to wish someone good luck or fortune, especially on their birthday.

‘MMHRD’ is more frequently used by British, Indian, and Irish English speakers, rather than Americans. It’s a way of expressing your desire for the person to have many more happy birthdays to come.

This phrase has its roots back in the 18th century and has been used as a salutation since then. Although it can be used to extend good wishes during the holiday season, it’s primarily used to wish someone good health on their special day, their birthday.

The word ‘returns’ in ‘MMHRD’ signifies the numerous birthdays the person extending the wish hopes you’ll have in the future. It’s like hoping for the person to have a long and healthy life filled with many more birthdays.

Example for using ‘MMHRD’ in a conversation

Hey! I heard it’s your birthday today! πŸŽ‰

Thank you! Yes, it is! πŸ₯³

Well, MMHRD! πŸŽ‚

Aww, thank you so much! That’s really sweet of you! 😊