Ima has 4 meanings
1. What is ima short for?

I'm going to

Ima is an abbreviation that comes from the beginning and ending of "I'm gonna." It is used when talking out loud and online or in text messages.

Ima makes it easier to quickly say what you intend to do next. The abbreviation is often heard in rap songs to sound cool or to rhyme with other words better. It may also appear as imma.


ima take off for the nite. cul8r
Ima means
Ima means I'm going to

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Updated December 15, 2016
2. What does ima mean?


A slang way of saying "I'm".


Ima thinking we should go to the show together

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Updated May 13, 2014
3. What does Ima stand for?

I might add

When you want to add something to a conversation happening online or in a text message, you may use "IMA." It stands for "I might add" and is often used after making a point at the end of a sentence.

Who uses IMA?

IMA is obscure so you will most likely never encounter it. But if you do see it, the person sending it is most likely someone who really likes using Internet lingo, like your mom or neckbeard friend.

When is IMA used?

It is most often utilized when sharing opinions. This may come in the form of a friendly discussion in a web forum or an intense texting fight or social media argument.


It's also not a good idea, IMA
IMA means I might add
IMA means I might add

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Updated April 13, 2021
4. What does IMA stand for?

I must admit

Those who are feeling confessional use IMA to mean "I must admit." You're most likely to encounter this acronym in chat or text messages, in which a friend or family member:

  • Expresses their regrets
  • Owns up to doing something wrong
  • Admits to changing their mind about something

For example, if you ask your SO "Did you eat the last chocolate chip cookie this morning?," they may send back "Yes, IMA - it was me."


IMA, I did not expect The Batman to be any good. But I was wrong!

An IMA moment

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Updated April 29, 2022

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