Do you feel super confused when you come across new, exciting lingo on Facebook?! We do too! An infinite number of acronyms and abbreviations are used in the internet world nowadays. One of them is “NVM.”
You might have seen this term used in group chats or DM’s and wondered what “NVM” means.
This particular acronym can be a little confusing because, apart from the other terms used in the encyclopedia of Internet slang, “NVM” is not an acronym. Most often, “nvm” stands for “never mind.”
Remember the good old days when we had to refer to a dictionary when we didn’t know the meaning of a word?
Well, those times are long gone because your Oxford dictionary will not be able to show up any results if you were to search for the words you commonly come across on social media. Welcome to the ever-evolving world of internet slang!
We have all been in a situation where we did not know the meaning of a particular slang term and were just a tad bit embarrassed to ask the meaning of it. Don’t you worry! We’re here to help! We will cancel out the mystery of the term “NVM” and explain how you can use it in everyday conversations.
What Does “NVM” Mean?
“NVM” is usually used in informal conversations to tell someone not to worry about an issue or disregard our last remark.
The term can be used in all capitals (“NVM“) or small letters (“nvm“) as well. Don’t mind using periods (“N.V.M.”); they defeat the intent of being quick with your replies.
If someone texts you “NVM,” they’re telling you to forget about the last thing they said or asked.
When Should We Use “NVM” on Facebook?
Since most conversations happening in our day-to-day life are casual, it is usually appropriate to use the term “NVM,”, particularly with close people.
If you’re having a conversation with a business client, we suggest you avoid all kinds of abbreviations and acronyms altogether in the interest of clarity.
The use of “NVM” depends solely on the type of conversation you might have with the person.
It can be used in the context where something confusing you has been cleared or when you embarrass yourself by sending a message to the wrong person.
Examples Usages of “NVM”
Below we’ll show you 4 examples where you could use the term “nvm.”
Friend #1: “I would prefer the Play Station 5 over Xbox Series X! It has more exclusive titles and looks good.”
Friend #2: “The Xbox Series X is much more user-friendly, and you know the titles are coming out to all the consoles this year!”
Friend #1: “What! I didn’t know that. NVM, I’ll go for the Xbox Series X.”
Brother: “Do you guys know how to open the garage door without the key? Looks like I lost mine!”
Sister: “You’re so reckless! Mom kept one spare key under the rock beside the small plant.”
Brother: “nvm, I had it in my pockets all this time, haha!”
Person #1: I received a call from this number a while ago. Can I help you with something?”
Person #2: “Sorry, it was a wrong dial, nvm.”
You: “Can you please fold all the laundry for me when you return home?”
Spouse: “I am exhausted today, honey! I just want to relax and watch a movie after returning home.”
To Sum up
This peculiar term “nvm,” like many other cultural curiosities of the internet, is now a part of everyday communication.
Slangs like these reveal the culture that invents these and the ease with which we adapt our language to new concepts.
Now we know the meaning of the term “NVM” is “never mind,” and under what circumstances it is appropriate to use it and with what group of people as well!
“NVM” can mean a lot of other things, such as “not very much” or “not very mature,” but the most used will always be “never mind.”
Acronyms or abbreviations such as “NVM” and “LOL” should not be used in professional groups as they might not be apparent to everyone.