What does SMH mean?

An acronym usually means "shake my head" or "shaking my head". Used to express disappointment or defeat.


Other definitions of SMH:

  • Keyboard shorthand meaning "Shaking my head", as in "that is so idiotic and predictable, I can't even". Often paired with facepalming, the action of placing one's face in their palm.
  • Can mean "Signal Message Handling", a protocol for electronic communications.
  • An acronym for Sarasota Memorial Hospital, located in Florida.
  • Saint Mary's Hall, a private school in Texas.
  • The Sydney Morning Herald, a news publication in Australia.

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How to use the term

  • I can't believe you just said that. smh

  • My dad asked me to define SMH for him... SMH

  • Did you see that couple getting frisky in the hotel pool? SMH this is why I don't swim on vacation


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