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IMAO Meaning: How to Use the Trendy Term “IMAO” Correctly?

IMAO Meaning: How to Use the Trendy Term “IMAO” Correctly?

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What does IMAO mean? Have you ever heard the term “IMAO ”? In this lesson, you will find the phrase that the slang acronym “IMAO ” most likely stands for with other meanings and conversation examples in English to help you learn how to use the acronym correctly.

IMAO Meaning

What Does IMAO Mean?

IMAO stands for “In My Arrogant Opinion”. It is used when you mean the opposite using irony.

The original term was “in my humble opinion”, often abbreviated IMHO. I remember it appearing on the early Internet, especially in Usenet discussion groups. It often got used in flames war to try to reduce the impact of dogmatic opinions. However it became obvious that the people using it were not being at all humble, and hence “in my arrogant opinion” (IMAO) started to be used in the reaction. Its usage is partly a self-deprecating joke, and partly to acknowledge that the opinion is indeed arrogant.

Other Meanings

  • IMAO = I Missed An Opportunity
  • IMAO = I Must Ask Obama
  • IMAO = In My Awesome Opinion
  • IMAO = In My Armed Opinion
  • IMAO = I’ll Make An Opinion
  • IMAO = I Am Also One
  • IMAO = In My Anal Opinion
  • IMAO = In My Amazing Opinion

Conversation Examples

Conversation between friends.

  • Friend 1Liam is busy recently, we even can not see her face.
  • Friend 2: Yeah, maybe she is busy with her new job.
  • Friend 3: She is not good enough to play with us!
  • Friend 2IMAO, I disagree, she is now busy with work, she will come back soon.

Other Ways to Say “IMAO”

  • As I see it
  • It seems to me
  • It seems likely
  • As far as I can tell
  • Consider this
  • You can see that
  • One might argue that
  • I have observed
  • One can postulate
  • In my experience

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IMAO Meaning: How to Use the Trendy Term "IMAO" Correctly?


Monday 1st of August 2022

um.. it's not imao its Lmao for Laugh My Ass Off

brainy bill

Saturday 14th of January 2023

IMAO, they are different things


Monday 29th of March 2021

this weird bye


Monday 29th of March 2021


Sheldean Mclemmon

Sunday 23rd of August 2020

I love your thoughts

Just Me

Wednesday 9th of September 2020