What Does OCN Mean in a Text?

OCN means "Of Course Not." The abbreviation OCN is typically used with the meaning "Of Course Not" (i.e., "definitely not" "clearly not," or "obviously not") to strongly deny or confirm a statement or question. For example:
  • You wouldn't lie to me, would you?
  • OCN!
  • (Here, OCN expresses agreement.)
  • You did it, didn't you?
  • OCN!
  • (Here, OCN expresses disagreement.)

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When I write OCN, I mean this:

meaning of OCN

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Summary of Key Points

"Of Course Not" is the most common definition for OCN on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Of Course Not
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of OCN in Sentences

Here are examples of OCN being used in conversations:
  • Mother: Did you use my lipstick?
  • Daughter: OCN! No-one wears that colour anymore.
  • Investigator: Did you have sex with that woman?
  • Politician: OCN.

An Academic Look at OCN

OCN is typically used as a standalone declarative sentence (i.e., a statement). It is not normally used as another part of speech within a wider sentence.

OCN is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Oh Cee En). However, it is not usually uttered using its letters. The abbreviation OCN is for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would have just said "Of Course Not," or something like "Definitely not," instead of using the abbreviation OCN.

Example of OCN Used in a Text

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