What does PJDWYS stand for?

Personal joke, don't worry yourself

Offbeat or awkward people may use PJDWYS to stand for "personal joke, don't worry yourself." This acronym is used to move a conversation along when a previously-sent joke did not land, often because the joke was too niche or obscure.

Other times, people may use PJDWYS to draw attention away from a mean-spirited joke or jape. If you took offense to something someone said, and they responded with PJDWYS, you may want to continue worrying.


"PJDWYS ... I was just kidding around."
"Well, it didn't feel like kidding to me."

A man who has just sent a message containing PJDWYS

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Last Updated: February 15, 2021

PJDWYS definition

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