What Does TCOY Mean in a Text?

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TCOY means "Take Care Of Yourself."

The abbreviation TCOY is used at the end of text-based conversations when saying goodbye, with the meaning "Take Care Of Yourself."

Other abbreviations with similar meanings and usage to TCOY include:

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When I write TCOY, I mean this:

meaning of TCOY

TCOY and hurry home!

Summary of Key Points

"Take Care Of Yourself" is the most common definition for TCOY on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Take Care Of Yourself
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of TCOY in Sentences

Here are examples of TCOY being used in conversations:
  • Marie: See you when I get back!
  • Shannon: Have a great trip! TCOY!
  • Susie: I'll be okay once the painkillers kick in.
  • Mia: Try to get some rest. I'll come back in the morning. TCOY.

An Academic Look at TCOY

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

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

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have just said "Take Care Of Yourself," or something like "Look After Yourself," instead of using the abbreviation TCOY.

Example of TCOY Used in a Text

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