What Does EOC Mean in a Text?

EOC means "End of Chat." The abbreviation EOC is used to indicate that a conversation is over. It is a short firm way of demonstrating that you are no longer willing to discuss a matter further. A more informal way would be to say something like "okay, I've got to go now" or "see you later."

Of note, EOC can also mean "Extremely Out of Control," which is usually used to indicate that a person or a situation has become seriously out of hand.

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When I write EOC, I mean this:

meaning of EOC

The term EOC means the conversation is over.

Summary of Key Points

"End of Chat" is the most common definition for EOC on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:End of Chat
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of EOC in Sentences

Here are examples of EOC being used in conversations:
  • Ali: Can you lend me some money?
  • Steve: No. Nada. Definitely not. Never. EOC.
  • Sally: I'm worried about Anita. She is drinking a lot at the moment.
  • Andrea: That's not good. It sounds like she is EOC.
  • (Here, EOC means Extremely Out of Control.)

An Academic Look at EOC

As it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Ee Oww Cee"), EOC is classified as an initialism abbreviation. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words. EOC is also a standalone declarative sentence (i.e., a statement).

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would have said something like "I don't want to talk about it anymore" instead of EOC.

Second Definition for EOC

This meaning was also noted:
Definition:End of Conversion
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Example of EOC Used in a Text

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