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Definition of Kyat!

In popular cyberspeak pertaining to youth slang, KYAT means, in English “shut up.” And it happens to be the most common definition to designate the word on networks like TikTok, Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, Whtasapp and Instagram as it is phonetically and literally K-Y-A-T.

But also Kyat is the name given to the official currency of Burma which is often abbreviated simply to K.


  1. Shut up
  2. Keep quiet
  3. Don’t talk anymore


Although there is no relation between one and the other, the truth is that both are valid. First we have the Kyat as the monetary unit of Myanmar, that is the official currency of Burma which is often summarized as a K.

When talking about the Kyat paper money there is one that is symbolized by General Aung San, who had already appeared on 5 and 10 Kyat paper money, but then his image was replaced in 1989 by the “Chinze”, which is now the traditional statue.

The cuts of the coin range from 1 to 1000 Kyats, and include from 5, 10, 50, 100, 200 and 500.
However in its other meaning it is the colloquial slang idiom popular among younger internet users, who phonetically use Kayt as an abbreviation for the word “shut up” as for example: k ya t. Therefore it is important for parents especially to learn about these abbreviations as they are becoming more and more common in the chat conversations of young people.

However, there are dictionaries that classify it as a noun or noun, which are the kind of words whose meaning designates reality as these usually name all things such as people, sensations, objects, or feelings.


KYAT also stands for Kearns young aquatic team, or in Spanish “Kearns juvenil equipo acuático”.