1. (informal, Internet slang, text messaging) Initialism of in my humble opinion.
    • 1995 April 27, Helen Gerald, “Re: Liz Hurley”, in rec.arts.tv.uk[1] (Usenet), message-ID <1bd766f1e95e31fd>:
      IMHO she just devalues the rest of us who want to be judged by what we do and what we are, not how we look and who we discuss Uganda with.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:in my opinion
  2. (informal, Internet slang, text messaging) Initialism of in my honest opinion.

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"In My Humble Opinion" seems to be the original sense, present in sources dating back to 1986. The origin of the second sense ("Honest") is not known but this use is present in sources as early as 1994. Some authors speculate that the second sense may have arisen out of confusion with TBH, or because the opinions offered often turned out not to be so humble after all. Caution is recommended where the meaning is not clear from context.


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