i.e means: A shorthand for “in equivalence”, also known as “in other words” and “that is”. It is important to note that the “i.e.” acronym can only be used when writing. “i.e.” can be used only in writing. Never say “i.e.” If you don’t want to make an idiot of yourself, never say “i.e.” It is not latin. (in Slang Dictionary, added by Irene Figueroa)
What else does i.e mean?
- Latin abbreviation of “id est”, Latin for “that’s”; also, it means “in other words.” It is usually followed by an explanation or specific list, and a paraphrase. Compare with e.g. also reference: www.getitwriteonline.comarchive061801.htm, another comparison of i.e. Also see e.g. (in Slang Dictionary, added by Conrado Díaz)
- An abbreviation is used to describe, narrow or specify something. This is only used in writing. (in Slang Dictionary, added by Nicholas Humphrey)
- Pronounced “Aiy” or “Ess”. Short form for Infatuated Spaz. Person who feels so attached to someone they are willing to be verbally and physically hurt by them. (in Slang Dictionary, added by Evelyn Mooney)