What Does ASAT Mean in a Text?

ASAT means "As Simple As That." The acronym ASAT (pronounced "Ay-sat") is used in text based communications with the meaning "As Simple As That."

The use of ASAT typically indicates that the sender does not wish to enter into further discussion on a subject. It is often used defensively, when the sender is being asked to justify themselves.

Of note: ASAT also means "Administrative Support Assessment Test." Until 2014, the ASAT was the test which established the minimum hiring requirements for United Nations General Service personnel. The ASAT was discontinued in 2014, and replaced with the "Global General Service Test" (GGST).

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When I write ASAT, I mean this:

meaning of ASAT

Some things shouldn't need explaining. ASAT.

Summary of Key Points

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

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of ASAT in Sentences

Here are examples of ASAT being used in conversations:
  • Vegan: How can you eat meat when it causes so much damage to the environment?!
  • Carnivore: I like bacon. ASAT.
  • Son: Why can't I stay out later?
  • Mom: Because I said so. ASAT.

An Academic Look at ASAT

ASAT is an acronym (i.e., an abbreviation spoken like a word). Acronyms differ from initialism abbreviations, which are pronounced using their individual letters.

ASAT is typically used as a standalone declarative sentence (i.e., a statement). In other words, it is not 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 "As Simple As That" instead of using the acronym ASAT.

Example of ASAT Used in a Text

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