Navigation


inci (2)

clipping; adjective
Used in colloquial settings as a clipped form of the word insecure. It is often used to cutely indicate that someone is insecure about something and is seeking reassurance from others. Although first found exclusively in text form, it has now entered the spoken word in colloquial settings.
 
The word inci was likely derived in the texting world to help users save time when typing out long messages. However, because the clipped form ends in the letter i, it brings about a sense of innocence and cuteness with it. The person who first coined the term likely did not intend for inci to mean anything other than a shortened insecure. Furthermore, when the term was first coined, many people likely read inci as insecure in text messages. However, over time, inci has become a word in its own right. More and more, people now read inci as inci in text messages, going as far as to use it in their everyday spoken vocabulary.
Etymology : Insecure can be broken down into the Latin roots in-, meaning “not”, and securus, meaning “secure”. Inci, being the clipped version of insecure, preserves the Latin root in- but a clipped version of securus.
Source : Friend: “I have an interview on Friday” Me: “Don’t worry you’ll do great!” Friend: “I’ll be inci if I don’t do well.” (Through text. 10-4-19)
Last modified: 6 December 2019


Navigation

# $ & ( + - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 @
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z [ a ab c e f g u v




Options