What Does ASA Mean in a Text?

ASA means "As Soon As."

The abbreviation ASA is a shortened version of ASAP (As Soon As Possible).

ASA is often left open ended, in which case it has the same meaning as ASAP. However, it can also be closed, in which case it indicates that something will happen immediately or shortly after another thing has happened. For example:
  • Jo: When do you want the car?
  • Ali: ASA.
  • (Here, ASA is a shortened version of ASAP.)
  • Lee: What are your plans for tomorrow?
  • Sam: ASA I finish work, I am going to throw myself in the river.

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When I write ASA, I mean this:

meaning of ASA

ASA is usually a further abbreviation of ASAP.

Summary of Key Points

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

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An Academic Look at ASA

The abbreviation ASA is classified as an initialism abbreviation as it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Eh Ess Eh").

Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.

The phrase "As Soon As" is an adverb of time.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would have just said "As Soon As" or "ASAP" instead of using the abbreviation ASA.

Example of ASA Used in a Text

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