What is no short for?


Did you know that "no" is not only a way to answer in the negative but also an abbreviation for "know"? For example, your friend may text you, "I no I'm not a professional, but I think you sounded great!"

The origins of the "no" abbreviation are unclear, but it traces back to the early-2000s, when people began texting and messaging online more often. Not many people use the "no" abbreviation, so you probably won't encounter it used in this way. However, if you see it, it will probably be in a text or online message.


I no I should have asked when I had the chance, but I forgot

When you no, you no.

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Updated April 18, 2022

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