What Does AYC Mean in a Text?

AYC means "At Your Convenience." The abbreviation AYC means "whenever it suits you" or "whenever you have time." It used to imply there is no rush to complete a task or to imply a free schedule and flexibility. For example:
  • Please photocopy these papers AYC.
  • (Here, it implies no rush to complete the task.)
  • I can meet AYC.
  • (Here, it implies a free schedule and flexibility.)
AYC can also have a sarcastic connotation meaning something like "Oh, don't rush, mate. We like waiting for you."

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When I write AYC, I mean this:

meaning of AYC

"At Your Convenience"

Summary of Key Points

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

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of AYC in Sentences

Here are examples of AYC being used in conversations:
  • Rob: Can we meet next week to discuss this?
  • Margaret: Of course AYC.
  • Claire: Sorry, Dave, I'm running a bit late. See you at half-past?
  • Dave: AYC. There's no rush.

An Academic Look at AYC

AYC is an adverb of time.

AYC is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Eh Why See), but as this is harder to say than "At Your Convenience," it is not often uttered using its letters. In other words, the abbreviation AYC is for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have just said something like "At Your Convenience " instead of using the abbreviation AYC.

Example of AYC Used in a Text

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