What does YM stand for?

Your mom

Ever been in a situation where someone throws an insult at you and you’re lost for a comeback? Well, there’s a slang term for a default response – YM, or ‘your mom’. It’s a bit of a lazy way out, but it’s a common go-to when you’re stuck.

The use of YM is founded on the idea that people really care about their moms. So, if you somehow equate their mom to an insult, it’s meant to hit a nerve. But honestly, it just shows a lack of creativity on the part of the person who resorts to using YM.

Don’t agree with this explanation? Well, YM! (Just kidding.) Remember, the best comebacks are always the ones that are unexpected and unique.

Example for using ‘YM’ in a conversation

Hey, did you see that new movie?

Yeah, it was so boring. πŸ™„

Oh, come on! It had great reviews.

Well, maybe your taste in movies is just bad. YM. 😏