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What does HMU mean and how is it used?

What does HMU mean and how is it used?

HMU is a popular abbreviation for the Internet. You will see that it is used in many online situations. This is what it means and how to use it.


HMU is the abbreviation for «love me up». It’s a quick way to tell someone to contact you or make plans for the future. For example, you could say to a friend, “HMU when you want to play Mario Kart «or» HMU when you return to the city. » In most cases, HMU is used in social or informal business circles.

Some people also use HMU to convey that someone asked them for something, such as «He HMU asks for money» or «She HMU for a date.» This use aligns with the definition of «hit», which is common real-world slang for someone asking you for something.

It is worth mentioning that «hitting» can also mean that you want to go to a certain place. For example, you and your friends could «hit» Trader Joe’s. Of course, this use has no abbreviation, so let’s get back to the topic at hand.

History of HMU

A hand holding a pager.

The phrase «hit me» is inseparable from hip hop culture from 90. In that decade, many people (not just drug traffickers) used one-way pagers to communicate with each other. However, «communication» is probably not the right word because these devices could not receive text messages. Instead, they received phone numbers. Someone will beep the pager on the phone. Your pager will light up, beep audibly, and the phone number that called you will appear on the screen so you can call the person back.

«Hit up» came from very specific pagination rules. The rappers used the phrase in hundreds of folk songs and began to have a variety of meanings. Now the phrase is closely associated with mobile phones, which are probably the modern version of pagers.

The history of our little abbreviation, HMU, is not as interesting as all this. Look, he’s out of nowhere. HMU first appeared in Urban dictionary in 2009 and gained popularity at the end of 2010.

According to him report Memology 2010 on Facebook, HMU has gone from being a rarity to the biggest trend of the year. For reference, the abbreviation was not even mentioned in report Memology 2009.

According Google trendsHMU searches peaked in 2010 and leveled off after about a year. However, this does not necessarily mean that the phrase is less popular than before. If anything, the definition of HMU is probably less sought after, as it is now used so frequently that most people know what it means.

How do I use HMU?

A man rests his hand on his mouth as he looks at a laptop screen.

Again, HMU is the abbreviation for «love me up». It is easy to use and most people will understand it. So use HMU whenever you want to say «hit me».

You could say «HMU when you get home» or «HMU when you want to stay». Again, it’s a simple abbreviation, so you don’t have to worry about any weird grammar or anything.

If you want to describe a situation where a friend or acquaintance sent you a message out of the blue, you might say, «He HMU last week» or «They asked for a walk.»

As with other informal abbreviations on the Internet, people do not always capitalize on HMU. You can also see it in lower case (hmu).