1. What is vid short for?


An abbreviation that often refers to videos downloadable from the Internet.


"Where can I find the latest vids?"

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Last Updated: September 22, 2014

2. What is vid short for?


Vid, or "The Vid," is an abbreviation for "COVID-19," a disease that spread throughout the world at the end of 2019 into the spring of 2020. You will most likely see the abbreviation online on social media, but you may also hear it spoken in person.

Before spring 2020, most people understood "vid" as an abbreviation for "video." However, as covid spread in March 2020 and health guidelines were put in place, people, especially teenagers and young adults, began simplifying covid as vid.

To be clear, "vid" is not an official abbreviation used by medical experts. Instead, it is only used in informal contexts, typically when joking about the virus.

Even though "vid" is primarily uttered jokingly, it altered the world, mostly negatively. So be judicious when using vid because people may see it as disrespectful.


"My mom got the vid so now we're quarantining for 2 weeks."

3D model of the vid

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Last Updated: September 22, 2021

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