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What does SNM mean?

SNM is an acronym which means “say no more”. It’s used in a conversation to tell someone that you have a complete understanding of a particular topic or situation — and nothing else needs to be said or done.

Alternatively, SNM can be used in a situation where you don’t want someone else to continue speaking. For example, they may be telling you a disgusting story, or they may be getting on your nerves. Using SNM can stop them abruptly, especially when they’re talking.

How is SNM used?

SNM is often used over the internet or text, as a shorthand way of “say no more.” Like other acronyms, it helps users of instant messaging get a message across much quicker than if they were to type out the full word.

Is SNM Vulgar?

SNM is not vulgar, like a swear word or other acronyms.

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Is SNM Formal or Informal?

SNM is very informal. It shouldn’t be used with professional colleagues in work settings — especially over email — and only with family or friends.

It should be used on instant messaging platforms, like iMessage, Snapchat, Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram, alongside other social media platforms.

Etymology of SNM

The word “say” has a German and Dutch origin, being related to the words zeggen and sagen respectively. It’s also rooted in the Old English word secgan, which means to “utter, inform, speak, tell or relate”.

The word “no” is also derived from Old English, from the word na or ne, which meant none, not or any.

The word “more” has origins in the Old English word “mara”, meaning more, which itself is derived from the Proto-Germanic word maizo.

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How Can SNM be Used in a Sentence?

Here’s an example of how SNM can be used:

Laura: I was really hoping you’d get me something for Valentines…

Simon: SNM, I’ll do what I can.

Another example is:

Bob: I think you’ve made a mistake bro. Remember when…

Timothy: SNM bro, I got you.

Frequency, Usage and Trends of SNM

According to Google Trends, interest in SNM peaked in February 2011. Since then, interest in SNM has slowly been decreasing.

The greatest search interest has been from Somalia.

What Else Does SNM stand for? 

Show No Mercy

Seikai No Monshou

Sadistic and Masochistic

Syndicato Nuevo Mexico

Society of Nuclear medicine

Slovak National Museum

Static Noise Margin

Strategic Niche Management

Singapore National Museum

Slave and Master

Student Nurse-midwife

Square Nautical Mile

Small Noise Model

Social Network Management

Sprint Network Manager

Switch Network Manager

System Notification Message

Subject Named Member

Sprint Network Manager

Special Nuclear Material

Sore No More

Somaliland National Movement

Single Nation Model

Subnet Mask