Do You Speak Kik?

Perhaps you are need to Kik or perhaps you have been using it for quite some time now. Either way, if you would like to know what the Kik lingo means and how to use it you are in exactly the right place. In this article we will show you what terms you need to be able to know and how to use them. Even if you choose not to use any or all of these terms, you will surely benefit from knowing them. So, after reading this article, you will be confidently answer “yes” if somebody asks you: do you speak Kik?


We probably do not need to tell you that the Kik Messenger is hugely popular with teenagers. If you are either a teenager yourself or somebody else who uses the instant messaging app, you will most probably already know this full well.

When something is as popular with young people you can always guarantee that a new lingo or a specialized language will soon raise. If you do not happen to be au fait with this lingo, it would be very easy to feel left out from using it. We would not want that to happen to anyone, so we have created a list of terms (dictionary style; i.e., in alphabetical order and with a complete definition). You would need to be careful when using Kik slang because, even though many of the words are used in everyday English, the have often acquired a very meaning for Kik Messenger users.



Without further ado, here is the list of Kik words you will need to know in order not to be feel left out:

  • Af (adjective):

This term is an abbreviation for the tag :… “as f**k”. It is used only for emphasize and can be translated as “extremely”, or “very”. For example: You’re hot af (You’re very hot); or I’m tired af (I’m extremely tired).

  • Crying (verb):

This verb has nothing to do with sadness or sorrow. In fact, it is rather the opposite. The term is used to express hilarity. As in you are laughing so much you are crying. For example: “That’s so funny. I’m crying”. Not all usages would be as obvious as our example. You will need to also know context and your knowledge on the person that you are chatting with. It is of course possible that the person you are chatting to would use “crying” literally (as in they are really crying). You should be able to judge this from context, though.

  • Dead (adjective):

Again, this term should not be taken literally at all. And this applies also even when someone says that they are “literally dying”. Again, as with “crying”, more often than not “dead” is often used to express hilarity. For example: “That is so funny. I’m dying”. Again not all usages would be this obvious but it should be pretty obvious what is meant if the person you are chatting to uses “dead” about themselves; after all, nobody can use the Kik Messenger app if they are actually dead!

  • Fam (noun):

You maybe aware of this abbreviation from the word “family” as some teenagers and others use it IRL (in real life), too. On Kik, however, it has a wider sense because it cannot only relate to people who are blood (or legally) related but also to anybody close to the person using. For example: “Hey, fam”; or “I haven’t seen the fam”.

  • Left on read (adjective):

This makes reference to message status. If you remember the different messaging statuses, you will also remember that an “R” next to a message you have sent one of your friends, means that they have not only received the message but also read it. “Left on read” makes reference to a situation when a message is read by one of your friends but they do not reply straight away. For example: “Please answer; you left me on read!”

  • Lit (adjective):

This is perhaps one of the most inscrutable terms in Kik slang. Who knows where it really comes from? What we can tell you is what it means and how to use it. “Lit” is a term that it is used to express that something or someone is amazing. For example: “That bot is lit” or, even better, “That bot is lit af”.

  • No chill (adjective):

This is a disparaging term so it is really important that you know how to use it so you can use it well, without antagonizing anybody. “No chill” is used about people who are too uncool or irrational in their Kik Messenger behavior. For example: “I can’t believe you’ve been sending so many messages! You have no chill”.

  • RN (adverb):

This one is simply an abbreviation of the words “right now”. As with all the other abbreviations that are used on the Kik Messenger app, this one does not just literally stand for one thing but it is rather a shorter and more convenient way of expressing an idea. In this case, you can use “rn” whenever you would say “ as soon as possible” or “immediately”. For example, “I need to it rn”.

  • Savage (adjective):

This is an everyday word (okay, maybe not quite everyday) that acquires a very different meaning when used on the Kik Messenger app. In this context the word “savage” is used to express approval on what it is perceived by the person using it as careless or even as something maverick. For example: “Ignoring her all the time? That is savage af!”

  • Sus (adjective):

This is another Kik word that needs further explanation, as it does not seem to stand for anything. Or, in other words, the meaning of the term sus is not an obvious one. The best way to use this word is to think of it as a synonym for “suspicious” or “shady”. For example: “You have left me on read for days. You are so sus.”


slang (noun)- language that has condensed words, is very informal

So, after having gone through many different words that are used on the Kik Messenger app for users in the know, what will follow now is a list of more common abbreviations. These are not all necessarily used on Kik Messenger but across many different instant messaging apps and services. This makes them really worth knowing:

  • Aaf: as a friend.
  • Aayf: as always your friend.
  • Adad: another day another dollar.
  • Afc: away from computer.
  • Afdn” any f***ing day now.
  • Aih: as it happens.
  • Alol” actually laughing out loud.
  • Alot or allot: a lot.
  • Aml: all my love.
  • Asl: age, sex, location.
  • Ax: ask.
  • b/c or bc: because.
  • Bau: business as usual.
  • Brb: be right back.
  • Bf: boyfriend.
  • Bion: believe it or not.
  • Bk: big kiss.
  • Bout: about.
  • Brt: be right there.
  • Btdt” been there done that.
  • Bw: best wishes.
  • By: busy.
  • C-t: city.
  • Cb: call or chat back.
  • Cos or coz: because.
  • Csl: can’t stop laughing.
  • Cul or cul8r: see you later.
  • Cus: because.
  • Cuz or cuzz: because.
  • Cwyl: chat with you later.
  • Cut: see you tomorrow.
  • Da: the.
  • Dat: that.
  • Df: dear friend.
  • Dga: don’t go away or don’t go anywhere.
  • Dgt: don’t go there.
  • Dhyb: don’t hold your breath.
  • Diku: do you you?
  • Dis: this.
  • Dkdc: Don’t know, don’t care.
  • Dos: those.
  • Dunno: don’t know or, even, I don’t know.
  • Duz: does.
  • Duznt: doesn’t.
  • Em: them or excuse me.
  • Evar or eva: ever.
  • Ez: easy.
  • Fav: favorite.
  • Fo: f**k off.
  • Foe: for.
  • Fwd: forward.
  • Ga: go ahead.
  • Gbh: Great big hug.
  • Gd: Good.
  • Ggn: Gotta go now.
  • Go2: go to.
  • Gok: God only knows.
  • Gonna: going to.
  • Gth: go to hell.
  • Gtsy: good to see you.
  • Gud: good.
  • H2: how to.
  • Hagd: have a good day.
  • Hai: hi.
  • Hlp: help.
  • Hugz: hugs.
  • Huh: have you heard.
  • I1dr: I wonder.
  • Iat: I am tired.
  • Ibrb: I’ll be right back.
  • Ibtd: I beg to differ.
  • Icbw: I could be wrong.
  • Iccl: I could care less.
  • Idgaf: I don’t give a f**k.
  • Idgi: I don’t get it.
  • Idky: I don’t know you.
  • Idl: Ideal.
  • Idm: it doesn’t matter.
  • Idst: I didn’t say that.
  • Idts: I don’t think so.
  • Igtp: I get the point.
  • Ihaim: I have another instant message.
  • Ihno: I have no opinion.
  • Iimad: If it makes a difference.
  • Ik: I know.
  • Imnsho: In my not so humble opinion.
  • Ims: I am sorry.
  • j/c: Just checking.
  • Joo or J00: you.
  • K: ok.
  • Kewl or kool: cool.
  • Kk: okay.
  • L8: Late.
  • Laf or Laff: laugh.
  • lil: Little.
  • lola: Laugh out loud again.
  • lul or lulz: lol or laughing out loud.
  • Luv: Love.
  • Mai: my.
  • Mite: might
  • Moar: More.
  • Mof: Matter of fact.
  • Met: My thoughts exactly.
  • N: and or in.
  • Naz: Name, address,zip.
  • Ne1: anyone.
  • no1: no one.
  • noyb: None of your business.
  • Nrg: Energy.
  • Ntk: Nice to know.
  • Nw: Now way.
  • ott: over the top.


So these are some of the most used terms of Kik lingo and online chat abbreviations. If you know any that we did not include or would like to share some instances where slang got the better of you, do not forget to leave a comment below.

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