What Does ATTN Mean in a Text?

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The Quick Answer

ATTN means "Attention."

More Observations...

ATTN is typically used at the start of a message to ensure that the recipient pays attention. In other words, it is used to highlight that the message that follows is important. ATTN is often written in uppercase and followed an exclamation mark.

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When I write ATTN, I mean this:

meaning of ATTN

ATTN is a warning.

Summary of Key Points

"Attention" is, by far, the most common meaning for ATTN when it is used in a text. (Bear in mind that it could have another meaning if used in a different context.)
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
Guessability:guessability level 1
1: Easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of ATTN in Sentences

Here is an example of ATTN in a conversation:
  • Tony: ATTN! You are about to be attacked.
  • Jordan: Thanks for the heads up.

An Academic Look at ATTN

ATTN is a contraction of attention. Some contractions, like ATTN, use the main letters of the fully expanded version. Other contractions, like Dr, use letters from the start and end of the fully expanded version. Contractions can also be formed by replacing a letter(s) with an apostrophe (e.g., can't).

Example of ATTN Used in a Text

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