NM

or nm

[en-em]

What does NM mean?

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NM is internet slang for not much or nevermind.

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Examples of NM

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Examples of NM
-what are you up to? / -nm u? / -oh just blowing raspberries on my rats’ stomachs, the norm
@EllieDringer, September, 2018
Boy on tinder: hi cutie :-) what are you up to? / Me: nm just sautéing one pound of lean ground turkey meat
@pachchoy, September, 2018
Oh — nm. Sorry. Forgot you’re a disingenuous coward. Shouldn’t have pestered you for a straightforward response to a very simple question. Have a nice night, Senator!
@KenTremenduous, June, 2018

Where does NM come from?

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Like many internet slang abbreviations, it’s hard to identify the exact origin of nm, though it likely originates and spreads with acronyms like LOL (laughing out loud) and BRB (be right back) in the 1990–2000s.

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NM was defined as “not much” on Urban Dictionary in 2003 and appeared in Ryan Jones’s 2006 Internet Slang Dictionary.

For those sending letters, NM is also the two letter abbreviation and postal code for the US state of New Mexico … just so you know.

Who uses NM?

NM, for “not much,” is usually written in the lowercase nm and is used in response to greetings like “What’s up?” or “What are you up to?” in texts or social media.

NM, also as nm, can be short for nevermind online, too.

Also expect to see NM for all things New Mexico.

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