1. What does NM stand for?

Not much

NM is an acronym that stands for "not much," and is typically seen online or in text messages. It may be used to answer a variety of questions but it is often used as a response to "What's up?"

The answer is typically employed by people who don't have anything cool to talk about or simply do not want to share any further details about the things going on in their life. The acronym is particularly popular amongst teenage boys.


"What's up, man?
NM, what's up with you?"
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NM means not much

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Last Updated: April 10, 2019

2. What does NM stand for in emails?

No message

In emails, NM stands for "no message." An email that contains the acronym NM is a) an oxymoron and b) likely a SIM-style message, in which the email's subject line contains its only relevant text.

If you receive an NM email, there is likely NNTR. Most NM emails are strictly informational, and used to send short snippets of information to a co-worker or friend.


"Subject: 50% off sale at Sears, thought you should know
Body: NM"

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Last Updated: January 7, 2021

3. What is nm short for?


In other words, "Forget it" or "Don't worry about it;" also written n/m.


"NM, you wouldn't understand anyway."

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Last Updated: August 28, 2013

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