What Does APN Mean in a Text?

APN means "As Per Normal." The abbreviation APN is typically used with the meaning "As Per Normal" to indicate that, in the sender's opinion, a situation has not changed or an event has turned out or will turn out as it always does. It is normally used in a humorous or sarcastic way.

APN has the same meaning as APU (As Per Usual).

Of note, APN also means "Access Point Name," which refers to the settings a smartphone reads to set up a connection to the gateway between a carrier's network and the Internet.

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When I write APN, I mean this:

meaning of APN

Cinderella is working. APN.

Summary of Key Points

"As Per Normal" is the most common definition for APN on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:As Per Normal
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of APN in Sentences

Here are examples of APN being used in conversations:
  • Tony: Hey mate. I've got too much month left at the end of the money. Can you lend me some cash until payday?
  • Jordan: APN.How much this time?
  • Talking Mouse: Are you going to the ball, Cinders?
  • Cinderella: I can't. I have to stay here and work. APN.

An Academic Look at APN

APN is an initialism abbreviation. This means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Ay Pee En"). (Initialisms contrast with acronyms, which are spoken like words.)

APN is typically used as a standalone declarative sentence (i.e., a statement). It is not normally 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 something like "As Per Usual" or "As Per Normal" instead of using APN.

Example of APN Used in a Text

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