What Does IAC Mean in a Text?

IAC means "In Any Case."

The abbreviation IAC is typically used with the meaning "In Any Case" (as in "Regardless" or "No matter what") to close a conversation and to pre-empt any dissent. For example:
  • He may not like it, but he will have to accept it IAC.
  • They can complain all they want about foreign interference, but I would have won IAC.

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When I write IAC, I mean this:

meaning of IAC

"In Any Case" as part of a famous quote.

Summary of Key Points

"In Any Case" is the most common definition for IAC on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:In Any Case
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of IAC in Sentences

Here are examples of IAC being used in conversations:
  • Daisy: Can I collect those papers from your office?
  • Lilly: It's locked and, IAC, I am not finished with them.
  • Nancy: Can I join in?
  • Nathan: There are no places and you're too short IAC.

An Academic Look at IAC

IAC is an adverbial phrase. Adverbial phrases are used to explain how, where or when something happened.

An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective or another adverb. A verb is a "doing" word (e.g.,walk, sit, jump, ski). An adjective is a "describing" word (e.g., funny, sad, ugly). Adverbial phrases are adverbs made up of more than one word.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "Anyway" or "Regardless" instead of using IAC.

Example of IAC Used in a Text

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