What does WDUMBT stand for?

What do you mean by that?

So, you’re chatting with a friend, and they send you a message that leaves you scratching your head. You’re not sure what they’re trying to say, so you type back, WDUMBT. This is a handy little acronym that stands for “What do you mean by that?” It’s a quick and easy way to ask for clarification when you’re not quite sure what someone is trying to say.

Here’s a scenario to help you understand: Imagine your friend Lisa sends you a message about her new dress, and you reply, “Not sure about the color.” Lisa might shoot back a WDUMBT to get you to explain your thoughts a bit more. Just think of it as a digital way of raising an eyebrow in confusion and asking, “What?”

And hey, don’t forget to use it responsibly. If you’re on the receiving end of a message like “You look great” and you reply with a WDUMBT, you might give the wrong impression. Sometimes, it’s better to just accept a compliment and reply with something like “Thanks, you look great too!” or in internet speak, “ULKGR8”.

Example for using ‘WDUMBT’ in a conversation

Hey, did you see the new movie trailer?

Yeah, it looks so cool! But WDUMBT when they said it’s a prequel.

It means the story takes place before the original movie.

Oh, got it! Thanks for clarifying!