What does HYD mean?
HYD means How You Doing.
On this page:
HYD is an initialism that stands for “how you doing”, a common question that is asked when chatting online or in text messaging.
Where is HYD used?
The term can be used on pretty much any website or platform that let’s users have conversations online, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Discord, etc. It is also used in texting.
HYD is used on the follow platforms and places:
- online conversation
- Facebook Messenger
How is HYD used?
HYD is used to ask someone how they’re doing. For example, if you haven’t talked to a friend in a while, you might send them a quick text saying “Hey, HYD? Haven’t heard from you in a while.”.
Do people say HYD out loud?
No, but people do ask each other how they’re doing pretty often, usually as a greeting.
Example Uses of HYD
Someone texts their brother to see how they're doing.
Someone sends their classmate a text message to ask how they're doing with an assignment for class.On Facebook Messenger:
HYD with the renovations? Almost finished?
Someone asks their friend on Facebook how their home renovations are going.On Instagram:
HYD dude? I haven't heard from you in a minute
Someone DMs their old friend on Instagram to ask how they're doing and to catch up.On Discord:
HYD with the mod? Almost finished?
Someone asks their friend on Discord how they're doing with a mod they're working on for a video game.
Who uses HYD?
The term can be used by pretty much anyone, but is probably more common among people who are familiar with popular chat and internet slang (i.e. younger people).
History of HYD
We don’t know when exactly the term was first used, but it was first defined on Urban Dictionary in 2010. This is a few years after “HYD meaning” started being searched on Google, according to Google Trends.
Rise in Popularity
Since about 2009, Google searches for the term have steadily been increasing. There is no clear explanation as to why, but it might just be due to more people chatting with each other online.
What was used before HYD?
Before HYD, people likely just asked each other “how you doing” or “how are you doing”.