Your friend sent you a text with the letters IDK, and you aren’t sure what to make of it. IDK is an acronym often used in texting and online messaging.
What does IDK mean?
“IDK” is an acronym for the words “I don’t know,” and it is used by people who are unsure of something. It is used to express confusion, lack of knowledge, or uncertainty.
IDK has become so popular on the internet that many people use it in conversations as well. You may sometimes hear someone saying IDK in social situations instead of the full words.
How to use IDK
- “IDK, that sounds dangerous.”
- “IDK, she didn’t tell me.”
- “IDK what you are saying.”
- “It’s just IDK her that well.”
- IDK can be used anytime you are unsure of something or lack the proper information to answer.
Using IDK the right way
It’s easy to use, IDK just use it anywhere you would normally put “I don’t know.” It’s shorter and will save you time in sending a text message. While IDK is considered to be slang, it has made its way into the professional world, and many people use it in work emails or messages.
IDK has two main variations: IDEK and IDC. IDEK is an acronym for “I don’t even know” and is seen as a more intense version of IDK. ICD is an acronym for “I don’t care,” and it is used to express that you don’t care about something or someone.
Should you worry about your child using IDK?
IDK is a harmless and common texting term. There is no reason to worry about your child using IDK unless you suspect they are trying to express that they are uncomfortable with something. If they are uncomfortable about something, ensure you listen to and address their concerns.