What Does RAINCHECK Mean in a Text?

RAINCHECK means "Postponement Until Another Occasion." When someone asks for a RAINCHECK, they are asking to postpone an invite to a later date.

The term RAINCHECK originates from baseball. In the 1880s, paying spectators would receive a "rain check" entitling them to future admission for a game that was postponed or ended early due to bad weather. The term soon evolved to refer to other kinds of admission tickets, coupons, and invitations.


When I write RAINCHECK, I mean this:

meaning of RAINCHECK

To take a RAINCHECK means to postpone plans until another time.

Summary of Key Points

"Postponement until another occasion (US)" is the most common definition for RAINCHECK on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Postponement until another occasion (US)
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of RAINCHECK in Sentences

Here are examples of RAINCHECK being used in conversations:
  • Tony: Can I take a RAINCHECK on the cocktails tonight?
  • Jordan: Sure, perhaps we can grab a coffee next week.
  • Tony: Would you like to have dinner with us next Saturday?
  • Jordan: I'd love to but we are busy on Saturday. Could we take a RAINCHECK?

An Academic Look at RAINCHECK

RAINCHECK is typically used as a noun (i.e., a naming word). For example:
  • I'm very busy this week. Can I take a RAINCHECK?
  • (Here, RAINCHECK is being used as a noun.)

Example of RAINCHECK Used in a Text

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