Have you ever asked someone what they’re doing and gotten a short, two-letter answer in response? We’ll explain what “nm” means, and how to use it in your texts properly. “Not Much” NM means “not much.” It’s often used to respond to “what’s up?” or “what are you up to?” It’s a very common initialism in texts and social media platforms. It’s considered a noncommittal answer that needs to be followed up to lead into an engaged conversation. Like other internet acronyms, it’s mostly used in lowercase, rather than uppercase letters. It can also act as a complete sentence when used to answer a question. NM can also mean “nothing much” instead of “not much,” but they’re interchangeable. Whether you read the letter “n” as “nothing” or “not” is up to you. NM is also commonly paired with the acronym HBU (how about you?) as a way to throw the question back at the person asking. RELATED: What Does "HBU" Mean, and How Do You Use It? The History of NM NM got its start in … [Read more...] about What Does “NM” Mean, and How Do You Use It?