JK

What does JK stand for?

Just kidding

JK stands for "just kidding." People who are being facetious use this acronym to indicate that a previous statement was said in jest.

For example, a person who tells a Trekkie that Star Trek: The Next Generation sucks may quickly backpedal by sending JK in their next message. Or, someone who claims to have won the lottery may send JK after you start asking them for money.

Example

"Can you believe it? I won the lottery!"
"OMG, really? Can I have $20,000 for my student loans?"
"No I was JK ... that'd be sweet tho, right?"
"... why would you do that to me?"

JK is often paired with LOL to mean "just kidding, laughing out loud"

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Last Updated: December 2, 2020

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