What does LMK mean?
Definition, Use Cases, Examples

LMK Meaning

LMK stands for Let Me Know.

LMK is an internet slang initialism that is a request for information.

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How is LMK used? Use Cases & Examples

In this slang request for information, the person sending the message is asking the recipient to respond with an opinion or decision. No urgency is implied by this expression. The immediate response to LMK is LYK which stands for let you know, used to acknowledge the sender’s request.

Examples of how your teen might use the slang term LMK:

-LMK when you find out about the job.

-LMK when you receive the early acceptance info.
-ok I’ll LYK.

-If you hear anything about Marcus’s covid test, lmk.

-LMK when you want to go shopping.

How to Identify if your child is using the LMK slang word

You might learn your child is using this slang term by chance when a text pops up on the phone screen. But while the slang term LMK is harmless, other teenage slang terms could indicate that your teen is talking about risky behaviors or communicating with potentially dangerous people.

Having a parental control app on your child’s phone will give you peace of mind by alerting you to your child’s exposure to risks encountered on their phone. With a parental control app installed on your child’s phone, you have the control to set alerts to help your teen avoid the pitfalls of predators, drug dealers, and other negative influences. Having the ability to vary the level of monitoring gives you the power to choose what is right for your child, and these levels can be adjusted easily at any time.

How to talk with your child about use of the LMK slang word

The teenage slang expression LMK is a digital shortcut for the phrase we all say, Let me know. This abbreviation is appropriate for all digital communication, unless the situation is more formal in which case Let me know should be typed out. Here are some discussion ideas for talking with your kid about the use of internet slang expressions:

  • Do your teachers allow you to use initialisms when you answer questions in class?
  • I imagine some jobs would be casual enough that you could message with others using abbreviations. What are indications you could look for to see if that would be proper or not?
  • Has anyone ever misinterpreted an abbreviation you used?
  • Have you ever misinterpreted an abbreviation someone has used in a message to you?
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