What Does ATOY Mean? (Using ATOY Online)

ATOY means "Always Thinking Of You."

"Always Thinking Of You" is a sentimental phrase used to express love or affection. ATOY is typically used by couples in a romantic relationship when saying goodbye. It can also be used between close friends and family members as a way expressing affection. ATOY may also be used to indicate to a close friend that the sender is interested in more than a platonic relationship.

Of note, "Always Thinking Of You" is the title of a song by Donna De Lory, which featured in the film "3 Men and a Little Lady" (1990).

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When I write ATOY, I mean this:

meaning of ATOY

ATOY expresses love and affection.

Summary of Key Points

"Always Thinking of you" is the most common definition for ATOY on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Always Thinking of you
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of ATOY in Sentences

Here are examples of ATOY being used in conversations:
  • Policeman: You have been bailed to appear before the First District Court on December 12th.
  • Offender: Thank you, sergeant. I will be ATOY!
  • Tony: Goodnight, darling. ATOY.
  • Jordan: Goodnight, my dearest. ATOY too.

An Academic Look at ATOY

As it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Ay Tee Oh Why"), ATOY is classified as an initialism abbreviation. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.

ATOY is typically used as a standalone declarative sentence (i.e., a statement) with the meaning "I am always thinking of you." In other words, 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 might have said something like "Always in my prayers" or "Always in my thoughts" instead of using ATOY.

Example of ATOY Used in a Text

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