What is u short for?


U is a popular abbreviation for "you" that many people use in texts, online messages, social media, emails, and even some company names (does a certain moving truck company ring a bell?). For example, your buddy may text you, "U up yet or r u still passed out?"

The abbreviation gained prominence as mobile phone usage and online messaging rose dramatically in the late-1990s and early-2000s. People may use it individually or as part of another abbreviation or acronym, such as CUL or WRU.


U r pretty funny sometimes
Uhhh, duh!
U tweet about love, u know?
U tweet about love, u know?

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Updated December 6, 2022

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