(Noun) DMs is an abbreviation for “Direct Messages.” These messages are sent by a person to another person’s account. DMs are used by gen Z kids and older generations when sending a message on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and more.
DMs is an abbreviation from the 21st century. It is now widely used due to Gen Z popularizing many terms used to make typing a message quicker.
Demographic (Who Uses This Word)
The modern-day slang “DMs” is used by kids, teens, and young adults to express that they sent a person a private message on one of their social media platforms.
DMs Used in a Sentence
- Example 1: Stop ignoring my DMs. I’m trying to explain myself.
- Example 2: Are you checking your DMs? Your crush said he sent you one.