What Does ARVO Mean in a Text?

ARVO is a slang term which means means "Afternoon."

The term ARVO is thought to have originated in Australia, where it is slang for "Afternoon" (often "Good Afternoon"). For example:
  • Toni: Wanna get a coffee?
  • Jo: Can't this ARVO. Too much work.
  • Sam: ARVO. What are your plans for tonight?
  • Lea: Good afternoon. When did you start speaking Australian?
In text-based communications, ARVO is often further abbreviated as AVO.

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When I write ARVO, I mean this:

meaning of ARVO

ARVO is that time between the morning and the evening.

Summary of Key Points

"Afternoon" is the most common definition for ARVO on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

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An Academic Look at ARVO

ARVO is a slang word. Slang refers to words, phrases and uses of language that are regarded as very informal and which are often restricted to a special context or a particular group of users.

Example of ARVO Used in a Text

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