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What Does SMH Mean?

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Posted Sep 06, 2020
Article Type: Social Media

SMH Meaning


SMH means “Shake My Head” or “Shaking My Head”.

You might have seen this initialism and thought “what does SMH stand for” or “what does SMH mean on Facebook”.

SMH was added to the Urban Dictionary in 2004 and had almost the same meaning as today.

But according to Google, using of SMH was highly popular and reached a peak on memes and reaction GIFs in the year 2010.
It was highly used on platforms like Facebook and Tumblr.

When to use SMH?


Generally, people use SMH to give a sense of disappointment while slightly shaking their head.

That means just like the way you use LOL for something funny or to indicate laughter in between a chat.

You can also use Shake My Head (SMH) if you want to show the expressions of being shocked, disgust or disbelief.

Using it for jokes or teasing someone can also fit right.

Well when it comes to grammar there are not much rules for using SMH.

Some people use it at the beginning of the sentence while some throw it somewhere in the middle or even at the end.

You can also use it as a word of its own, which will mean that you are quietly shaking your head.

People also use SMH in as animated GIFs, GIPHY or Gyfcatto find an animation resembling to shake my head.

Alternative Meanings for SMH


As we know the internet world is constantly changing and a single thing can mean different things.

This is because people on the web are coming up with new things every day and so is the world of urban slangs.

SMH which we have already discussed means “Shake My Head” or “Shaking My Head” but many times you might have noticed SMH using in a totally different sentence of sense which doesn’t mean anything close to we have discussed so far.

But do not worry!

SMH can also mean “So Many Haters” or “So Much Hate”.

Some examples of SMH (Shaking my head)

I love to ask people stupid questions as my boss asks me to do so, smh.
SMH people don’t know how to use the simplest things.
Who Uses SMH?
Commonly teenagers and millenials are using SMH for showing their sense of disappointment.

The abbreviation is also incorporated grammatically in text and the tone implies an impatience message or even a sense of stupidity of the other person.

Many times, teenagers also use SMDH which means “shaking my damn head” to show the intensity of the word.

In brief,

So, this was the meaning of SMH.

You can easily answer to questions like “what does smh mean on Instagram” or “what does smh mean in text”.

Now when something cause you to shake your head or being a little disappointed then simply use the SMH abbreviation.


(Excluding for the Headline, this article ("story") has not been edited by MiBiz News and is published from a web feed or sourced from the Internet.)


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