What Does AAT Mean in a Text?

AAT means "And Another Thing." It is an abbreviation used in instant messaging and other text-based communications with the meaning "And Another Thing," as in "Furthermore." In this context, AAT is typically used to introduce a further item in a list. For example:
  • "It is going to be so big and so beautiful. AAT, they are going to pay for it."
  • "You are always late. You even missed the most important meeting of the whole year. AAT, you didn't even call to say that you couldn't make it to your sister's wedding!"
The abbreviation AAT is also sometimes used to mean "At All Times," as in "Always"; e.g., "Passengers are advised to keep their belongings in sight AAT."

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When I write AAT, I mean this:

meaning of AAT

AAT often adds another point to a list of complaints.

Summary of Key Points

"And Another Thing" is the most common definition for AAT on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:And Another Thing
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of AAT in Sentences

Here are examples of AAT being used in conversations:
  • Tony: That new kid is a great player!
  • Jordan: He sure is. He is fast, strong and incredibly intelligent. AAT, he's my son!
  • (Here, AAT means "And Another Thing.")
  • Tony: My new girlfriend is so cute. I can't believe she wants to go out with me.
  • Jordan: Nor can I. I strongly suggest you keep her in sight AAT!
  • (Here, AAT means "At All Times.")

An Academic Look at AAT

As it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Ay Ay Tee"), AAT is classified as an initialism abbreviation. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would have just said "And Another Thing" or "At All Times," instead of using the abbreviation AAT.

Second Definition for AAT

This meaning was also noted:
Definition: At All Times
Guessability:guessability level 4
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Example of AAT Used in a Text

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