What Does 1AAT Mean in a Text?

1AAT means "One at a Time." 1AAT is an abbreviation used with the meaning "One At A Time," as in "one by one," "singly," or "individually."

1AAT means to do or deal with one thing before starting to do or deal with another. It can also mean "to take turns."

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When I write 1AAT, I mean this:

meaning of 1AAT

1AAT can mean to take things one step at a time.

Summary of Key Points

"One at a Time" is the most common definition for 1AAT on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:One at a Time
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

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Examples of 1AAT in Sentences

Here are examples of 1AAT being used in conversations:
  • Boss: Hi, folks, I am looking for a volunteer to cover for Jo this weekend.
  • WhatsApp Group: [Total silence.]
  • Boss: 1AAT please. Don't all answer at once.
  • I used to be so fat that when I got on my digital scale the readout said 1AAT please.

An Academic Look at 1AAT

1AAT is defined as an "internet slang term" by our team because some of its characters are used as substitutes for letters. Most "slang terms" were introduced to reduce the number of key strokes required to write the word, but since the arrival of predictive texting and keyboards on mobile devices, this efficiency is no longer required. Nevertheless, "slang terms" are still regularly used to make messages more entertaining or to express individuality. "Slang terms" differ from icons because they are not pictorial representations.

From a grammar perspective, 1AAT is an adverb of manner (i.e., it describes how the verb is performed).

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would have just said "One At A Time" instead of using the abbreviation 1AAT.

Using Numbers in Texts

This video shows the different ways that numbers are used in "text speak":

Example of 1AAT Used in a Text

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