What does YK mean?

You’re kidding

When someone sends ‘YK’ your way, they’re likely in a state of disbelief. YK is a shorthand way of saying “you’re kidding.” This slang term is usually used in casual conversations with friends, family, or colleagues, especially after they receive information that is hard for them to believe.

If you were joking when you sent the previous message, a simple response to ‘YK’ could be “yeah, JK”. In this context, JK is another slang term which stands for “just kidding”. It’s usually a good idea to provide a bit of clarification or context after that.

On the other hand, if your previous message wasn’t a joke, you can respond with “NJ”. Here, NJ means “not joking”. Just like with ‘JK’, it’s a good idea to provide some extra information or clarification after using this term.

Example for using ‘YK’ in a conversation

Hey, did you hear that I won the lottery?

YK! Seriously? That’s amazing! πŸŽ‰

Haha, yeah, JK. I wish! Just kidding around. πŸ˜…

Phew! You had me excited there for a moment! NJ! πŸ˜…