What Does OMS Mean in a Text?

OMS means "Oh My Science!" and "World Health Organization."

Oh My Science

The abbreviation OMS is typically used online with the meaning "Oh My Science!" In this context, OMS is an interjection used as an alternative to expressions such as OMG ("Oh My God!") and OMGA ("Oh My Giddy Aunt!").

"Oh My Science" is the name of a networking website for scientists (

The phrase "Oh My Science!" is widely used humorously in atheist circles. It's use was popularized in the animated TV series South Park:

World Health Organization

OMS is also the initials of the "World Health Organization" (WHO in English) in a number of languages, including:
  • French - Organisation Mondiale de la Sante.
  • Italian - Organizzazione Mondiale della Sanita.
  • Spanish - Organizacion Mundial de la Salud.
  • Portuguese - Organizacao Mundial da Saude.

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meaning of OMS

OMS also means "World Health Organization" in a number of foreign languages.

Summary of Key Points

First Definiton for OMS

"Oh My Science!" is the most common definition for OMS on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Oh My Science!
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Second Definiton for OMS

"World Health Organization" is another definition for OMS in a number of foreign languages.
Definition:World Health Organization
Guessability:guessability level 5

5: Extremely difficult to guess

Typical Users:typical user


Examples of OMS in Sentences

Here are examples of OMS being used in sentences, with the meaning "Oh My Science!":
  • OMS! Have you seen the state of her hair?!
  • OMS! We're going to be so late!
  • OMS! Doesn't he realize that we all know he's just trying to distract everyone from his mistakes?
  • OMS. Why is he giving Covid-19 to everyone's grand pops?

An Academic Look at OMS

OMS is typically used an interjection. An interjection is included in a sentence to express a sentiment such as surprise, irritation, disgust, joy, excitement, or enthusiasm. They can be standalone or as part of a sentence (usually at the start). An interjection can end in an exclamation mark, but they are routinely omitted in text-based conversations.

As it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Oh Emm Ess"), OMS is classified as an initialism abbreviation. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

The use of OMS to mean "Oh My Science! pre-dates the digital era.

Example of OMS Used in a Text

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