What you mean
People use the slang term WYM (what you mean) when they want you to explain your previous statement in a clearer way. This is often used in response to a vague social media post. For instance, if John puts up an ambiguous tweet, his followers might reply with ‘WYM’, hoping he will provide more specific details regarding his post.
WYM is a shortened form of WDYM (what do you mean) and WDYMBT (what do you mean by that). Although, in everyday communication outside the domain of social media, WDYM is typically used more frequently than WYM. This might be due to the fact that WDYM follows grammatical rules more closely.
Example for using ‘WYM’ in a conversation
Hey, did you see that new movie?
Yeah, it was good! WYM?
I mean, what was your favorite part?
Oh, got it! My favorite part was when the main character finally stood up to the bully. 🎥
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