What Does JS Mean in a Text?

JS means "Just Saying." It is an abbreviation used in online conversations and text speech to mean "Just Saying." JS is typically used to soften an insult or a piece of advice that has been proffered and that may not be well received. For example:
  • Sometimes, you are the most selfish person I know. JS.
  • (Here, JS is being used to soften the delivery of an insult.)
  • I don't think that color suits you at all. JS.
  • (Here, JS is being used to soften the delivery of advice that may not be well received.)
Of note, JS has the same meaning as the abbreviation IJS (I'm just saying).

Other common meanings of JS are:
  • "Joint Service" (A military term referring to anything that involves all services of the armed forces, i.e., Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines).
  • "Java Script" (A scripting language, primarily used on the web to enhance HTML pages).

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When I write JS, I mean this:

meaning of JS

Just Saying is a phrase often used by Donald Trump.

Summary of Key Points

"Just Saying" is the most common definition for JS on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Just Saying
Guessability:guessability level 4
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of JS in Sentences

Here are examples of the abbreviation JS being used in jokes:
  • You're the reason the gene pool needs a lifeguard. JS.
  • If I had a face like yours, I'd sue my parents. JS.

An Academic Look at JS

JS is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Jay Ess). However, as the abbreviation JS is typically used for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech, it is not often uttered using its letters.

Initialisms contrast with acronyms, which are spoken like words.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would have just said something like "I'm Only Saying" instead of using the abbreviation JS.

Second Definition for JS

This meaning was also noted:
Definition:Joint Service
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user


Example of JS Used in a Text

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