What Does SIT Mean in a Text?

SIT means "Stay In Touch."

The abbreviation SIT is typically used at the end of a conversation with the meaning "Stay In Touch" to encourage the recipient to maintain contact. However, in certain circumstances, SIT can be considered quite an impersonal way of closing a conversation and may amount to a brush off. Context is crucial to understanding the intentions of the sender. For example:
  • Dater 1: I had a great night. We really should do this again soon.
  • Dater 2: Me too! I would love to. We must arrange something as soon as you can. SIT.
  • (Here, SIT appears to indicate a genuine desire to maintain contact.)
  • Dater 1: I had a great night. We really should do this again soon.
  • Dater 2: It was cool. I'm going to be really busy for the next few weeks. SIT.
  • (Here, SIT is probably being used as a brush off.)

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When I write SIT, I mean this:

meaning of SIT

Mobile phones are a great way to SIT, but not necessarily with each other.

Summary of Key Points

"Stay In Touch" is the most common definition for SIT on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Stay In Touch
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of SIT in Sentences

Here are examples of SIT being used in conversations:
  • Gill: How long will you be in Canada?
  • Steve: Only for a year. Please try to SIT.
  • Tristan: I hate Russian dolls they're so full of themselves.
  • Chloe: Ugh! Let's not SIT!

An Academic Look at SIT

The phrase "Stay In Touch" is often used as an imperative (i.e., an order).

As it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Ess Eye Tee"), SIT 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?

Before the digital era, we might have just said "Stay In Touch" or something like "Drop Me A Line" instead of using the abbreviation SIT.

Example of SIT Used in a Text

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