What does No mean?


Ever noticed how “no” can sometimes mean “know” in text messages or online chats? For instance, your buddy might message you saying, “I no I’m not an expert, but I reckon you were awesome!”

The birth of this abbreviation “no” for “know” is a bit of a mystery, but it seems to have started popping up in the early 2000s with the rise of text and online messaging. It’s not a common usage, so chances are you won’t come across it often.

But if you do spot it, it will likely be in a text or an online chat. So, next time when you see “no” used in a different context, don’t be surprised – it’s just another way of saying “know”.

Example for using ‘No’ in a conversation

Hey, did you watch the new episode of that show?

No, I missed it. Is it worth watching?

Definitely! It’s full of suspense and unexpected twists.

Oh, cool! I’ll definitely check it out then. Thanks for letting me know!