IM

1 of 3

verb

IM'd; IM'ing

transitive verb

: to send an instant message to

intransitive verb

: to communicate by instant message

IM

2 of 3

abbreviation

1
individual medley
2
3
instant message
4
intramural

im-

3 of 3

prefix

see in-

Word History

First Known Use

Verb

1994, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of IM was in 1994

Dictionary Entries Near IM

Cite this Entry

“IM.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/IM. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

IM

1 of 2 verb
ˈī-ˈem
IM'd; IM'ing
1
: to send an instant message to
IM'd my friends
2
: to communicate by instant message
were IM'ing during lunch

im-

2 of 2
see in-

Medical Definition

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