What Does ADAD Mean in a Text?

ADAD means "Another Day Another Dollar." The phrase "Another Day Another Dollar" is believed to have originated with American sailors in the 19th century. The original saying is thought to have been "More days, more dollars," reflecting the fact that the sailors were paid for days at sea so longer voyages meant greater earnings.

ADAD is now generally held to be a weary comment on the routine toil to earn a living or a simple statement that the day is as unremarkable as any other day. However, some people contend that ADAD is an optimistic greeting, reflecting the fact that today is a new day with new opportunities.

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When I write ADAD, I mean this:

meaning of ADAD

Today is just like any other day.

Summary of Key Points

"Another Day Another Dollar" is the most common definition for ADAD on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Another Day Another Dollar
Type:Acronym and Abbreviation
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user


Examples of ADAD in Sentences

Here are examples of ADAD being used in conversations:
  • Tony: He was tweeting at 4 am, again!
  • Jordan: ADAD.
  • Tony: I hate work!
  • Jordan: Cheer up! ADAD!

An Academic Look at ADAD

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

ADAD is used as a standalone declarative sentence (i.e., a statement). In other words, it is not used as another part of speech within a wider sentence.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would have just said "Another Day Another Dollar" instead of using the abbreviation ADAD.

Example of ADAD Used in a Text

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