What Does AQAP Mean in a Text?

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The Quick Answer

AQAP means "As Quickly As Possible."

More Observations...

Using the abbreviation AQAP indicates that the sender wishes something to be done without delay. It can be considered an alternative to the more well-known abbreviation ASAP, the use of which is now considered by many people to be very cliched. It can also be written as QAP ("Quickly As Possible"). Of note, AQAP also refers to the terrorist group "Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula."

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When I write AQAP, I mean this:

meaning of AQAP

"As Quickly As Possible"

Summary of Key Points

"As Quickly As Possible" is, by far, the most common meaning for AQAP when it is used in a text. (Bear in mind that it could have another meaning if used in a different context.)
Definition:As Quickly As Possible
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of AQAP in Sentences

Here are examples of AQAP in conversations:
  • Dan: Please get this done AQAP.
  • Ted: Of course, boss.
  • Dennis: When do you want this done by?
  • Kath: AQAP. OK?

An Academic Look at AQAP

AQAP is classified as an adverb (more specifically, an adverb of time). The abbreviation AQAP is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Eh Kyoo Eh Pee"); therefore, it is classed 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 might have said "ASAP" ("As Soon As Possible") instead of the abbreviation AQAP.

Example of AQAP Used in a Text

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