What Does NRS Mean in a Text?

NRS means "No Response."

The abbreviation NRS is used on social media and messaging apps (especially Snapchat) with the meaning "no response." NRS indicates that the user will not be responding to messages for a period of time.

Users may post NRS because they will be offline for a while, or simply because they don't want to respond to messages. For example:
  • Bedtime! NRS. Good night.
  • We're getting on it here! NRS.
  • Offline for next four hours. NRS.
  • Life is cruel. NRS. Ever.
"No Response" is also abbreviated as NR.

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When I write NRS, I mean this:

meaning of NRS

"No Response"

Summary of Key Points for First Definition

"No Response" is the most common definition for NRS on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:No Response
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

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An Academic Look at NRS

NRS is classified as an initialism abbreviation, as it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Enn Arr Ess").

Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are abbreviations spoken as words (e.g., CAD, NATO).

Example of NRS Used in a Text

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