What does IDGI mean?
IDGI means I Don't Get It.
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IDGI is an initialism that stands for “I Don’t Get It”, a term used to tell others that you don’t understand something.
Where is IDGI used?
The term is used on pretty much any online platform that allows user to have have conversations or make posts, including various niche forums and subreddits, social networks like Facebook and Twitter, and even in text messages.
IDGI is used on the follow platforms and places:
- online conversation
- Facebook Messenger
How is IDGI used?
IDGI is often used in online conversations when you want to tell someone (or some group of people) that you don’t understand something. It’s a quick way of saying “I don’t understand” or “I don’t get it”.
For example, someone might text you and say “Hey, actually can you paint my house red? Thanks.” to which you may respond, “IDGI, haven’t you been asking me to paint it blue for over a year?”.
Do people say IDGI out loud?
No, but it is very common for people to say the words “I don’t get it” out loud. Unlike some slang terms like IDK which people do sometimes say, “IDGI” is never said out loud.
Example Uses of IDGI
Someone doesn't understand why their friend responded to them with "lol".
Someone doesn't understand why their friend doesn't want Sarah to come to their party. This is confusing because their friend and Sarah seem to be close friends.In a text message:
Someone asks their friend for help with their math homework.On Twitter:
What did they even mean by this? IDGI...
Someone posts a screenshot of a bizarre direct message they received on Twitter.On Instagram:
Why is there a no loitering sign... right above a bench? IDGI. Why have a bench that you can't use?
Someone posts a photo of a "no loitering" sign on a wall above a bench.
Who uses IDGI?
IDGI is used by all kinds of people, but we suspect it is used by younger people who’ve grown up using abbreviation and acronyms in online conversations.
History of IDGI
We can’t say for certain when IDGI was first used, but we do know that the term was first defined on Urban Dictionary in 2004.
Rise in Popularity
IDGI has been around for a while, but there has been a recent increase in people searching for it on Google, according to Google Trends. There seems to have been a space between 2005 and 2008 where nobody was really searching for the term.
What was used before IDGI?
Before IDGI, people probably just typed out the actual words “I don’t get it” or “I don’t understand”.
People may have also used other slang terms in conjunction with words, such as “IDK what you mean”.