What does IKR mean?
Definition, Use Cases, Examples

IKR Meaning

IKR stands for I know, right?

IKRindicates agreement with what someone is saying.

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How is IKR used? Use Cases & Examples

The slang termIKR can be used as a response to a text or as a comment on social media to agree with someone’s post. This slang expression is comparable to the thumbs-up emoji.

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

-I think Maya would be a great class president.
-IKR, she’s so smart and friendly to everyone.

-Mr. Lin at the driver’s license office is such a teddy bear.
-IKR, I was so freaked out and he gave me a peppermint to help me calm down.

-Jake’s party was lit!
-ikr poggers

-If they don’t turn on the air today, I’m going to die.
-IKR yesterday my shirt stuck to my back in every class – so gross!

How to Identify if your child is using the IKR 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 IKR is harmless, other teenage slang terms could indicate that your teen is talking about risky behaviors or communicating with potentially dangerous people.

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

The slang initialism IKR is a wholehearted affirmation that kids like to use in their digital communications. This slang expression is inoffensive and offers opportunities for you to connect with your teen in a pleasant way. Here are some ideas for conversation with your teenager:
  • I saw where you commented ikr on Aunt Jennifer’s post about the Blackpink concert. Are you surprised that you and Aunt Jenn like the same band?
  • Sam’s post about Will Smith slapping Chris Rock got a lot of IKR responses. What do you think about that incident?
  • Is there someone whose posts you always agree with? Would you have known that you share similar perspectives if not for social media?
  • Which celebrity’s posts are your favorite? Why?
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