IMY is a popular abbreviation to be used by lovers, relatives and friends, as it is an acronym for the phrase “I Miss You”.
Origin of the term
The exact origin of the acronym is not known, although just like many other acronyms, this too has developed on the internet, likely during the late 1990’s and early 2000’s, appearing on forums, message boards and chatrooms.
SMS technology has played a massive part in the spread of abbreviations such as “IMY” and the search popularity of “IMY” rose significantly in 2004.
Spread of the term
The introduction of smartphones, global internet access and social media platforms have helped spreading the acronym further, as people could stay in touch with their loved ones easier than ever in history.