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What Does HYD Mean in Texting? EXAMPLES!

What does HYD mean in texting? In its simplest form, HYD means How You Doing or How Are You Doing. Although How You Doing? It is an interrogative sentence; people usually use the acronym as it is without a question mark.

It is almost coming to the point where the more acronyms you use in your texts, the fancier you appear to be. After all, everybody’s chasing trends; if you are here reading this, you’re one of us.

What does HYD mean in texting?

HYD is somewhat similar to the acronym WYD, which stands for What You Doing. These acronyms are generally one of the shortest ways to start a conversation with others. Whether you type HYD or hyd, both are still right and hold the same meaning.


Unlike some more popular acronyms that sprung up during the 90s, HYD is relatively new and came into existence on Urban Dictionary for the first time in 2010.

People believe that HYD originates from the TV series “Friends,” where Joey always uses How You Doing to initiate cheesy chat-ups.

Alternative Meanings

In the world of texting, HYD will mainly mean one thing: How You Doing. But it also has some alternative meanings you might want to know.

Here are some possible alternate meanings of HYD:

  • Hana Yori Dango
  • Hydraulic
  • How You Dare

While the above meanings are logical, seeing them creep up in your chats would be very rare. But to be clear, you can always put two and two together depending on the conversation you’re having with someone.

Examples of HYD in a text exchange

HYD or hyd can be a form of salutation or greeting. You can send HYD as a hello for someone who you haven’t been in contact with for a while.


Me – Hey! Been a while. Hyd.

Them – All is well. Hyd?

Another context you can send HYD is to check in with someone who has been ill or is going through a tough time.


Me – Hyd? I hope things are getting better for you.

Them – Thank you. I’m steadily recovering.

What does HYD mean when a girl texts it to me?

When a girl texts you HYD, she either wants to strike up a conversation with you or she’s asking how you are.

What does HYD mean when a guy texts it to me?

The same applies when a guy texts you HYD. You can also send them HYD to see how they are holding up.

Does HYD mean the same in texting as it does on social media?

Yes. HYD usually stands for How You Doing in texting and social media like Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp, Twitter, and TikTok.


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Ryan Sanderson (LCSW) Ryan is a game and relationship enthusiast who enjoys all things quizzes, games, fun, love, relationships, and family. He's a licensed social worker and helps families, couples, and children in need. He's spoken about love and relationships on Salon.com, Forbes, and Mirror, to name a few.

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