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An abbreviation of "how are you," with "are" and "you" represented by the letters R and U, respectively. Used in text messaging and online communications.
1. How are things? How's life? Used as a general friendly greeting. A: "Hey what up?" B: "Not much, just studying. HRU?"
2. Used to inquire into the state of someone's mental, emotional, or physical health. A: "Heard U were sick. HRU?" B: "Fine now, tks. C U l8r"
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