What Does AEAP Mean in a Text?

AEAP means "As Early As Possible." Use of the abbreviation AEAP indicates that the sender wishes something to be done without delay.

Of note, AEAP can be considered an alternative to the more well-known abbreviation ASAP ("As Soon As Possible"), the use of which is now considered by many people as a cliche. The abbreviation AQAP ("As Quickly As Possible") is another way of saying the same thing.

Video Summarizing AEAP

Here's a short video explaining how to use AEAP:

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When I write AEAP, I mean this:

meaning of AEAP

"Get a move on!"

Summary of Key Points

"As Early As Possible" is the most common definition for AEAP on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:As Early As Possible
Guessability:guessability level 4
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:typical user

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Examples of AEAP in Sentences

Here are examples of AEAP being used in conversations:
  • Charlie: Have you finished that work yet?
  • Dave: Nearly, I'll get it across to you AEAP tomorrow.
  • Emily: What time are you leaving for your holiday?
  • Mia: Planning on leaving AEAP on Saturday.

An Academic Look at AEAP

AEAP is an adverb of time. An adverb of time modifies a verb to describe when the verb occurs. For example:
  • "I will arrive AEAP."
  • (Here, AEAP modifies the verb to arrive.)
Of note, AEAP is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Aay Ee Aay Pee), but as this is harder to say than "As early as possible," it is not often uttered using its letters. In other words, the abbreviation AEAP is for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have just said "As Early As Possible" instead of using the abbreviation AEAP.

Example of AEAP Used in a Text


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