Slang Words

KMS Meaning, Examples & More

KMS is an acronym that means “kill myself.”

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What does KMS mean?

KMS is an acronym that means “kill myself.” Related, there is “KYS” which stands for “kill yourself.”

It’s not always used literally, as Gen Z is known to joke about mental health struggles. For example, you might hear: “I accidentally liked one of my ex’s old insta posts, kms.”

It's important to always look at the context if this ever comes up with your child and consider having an open discussion with them about suicide. Take a read through this blog post for tips on talking to your kid about this topic.

KMS meaning and more: How to talk with your kid about slang

Need to talk with your child about slang meanings? Here are a few conversation starters for kids to help you teach them healthy tech habits.

  • “What’s a new word you and your friends are into right now?”
  • When I was your age, people would say something was ‘all that and a bag of chips’ if it was awesome. What’s your favorite word to describe something as cool?”
  • “I know emojis can mean something different to kids than they do to parents. Are there any emojis I use that you think I should stop using?”
  • “If you could describe yourself using just one emoji, which one would you pick?”

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