Most commonly, ABS stands for “Absolutely.” It is no shocker that people on Snapchat are creating a new slang term daily. One of these terms is ABS. People nowadays have started adapting Snapchat to their everyday routine and are now searching for ABS’s meaning online.
Not all terms used on Snapchat or anywhere on social media have a proper educational meaning. While the first context for abs may hit as the physical abdomen part to most, on Snapchat, it is short for ”Absolutely”. Below you will find all there is to know about the acronym “ABS.”
What does ABS mean on Snapchat?
If you are one of those who, to date, only assumed ABS to be a car’s brake system or someone’s abdomen’s six-pack, it is better that you have come here. You would have lived in this misconception forever only to figure out how it means entirely different when used in texts. When someone says ABS to you on Snapchat, it is short for Absolutely. You may also consider it to mean completely, totally, or 100%.
However, it would help if you were very careful while connecting the meaning of this acronym. When used as a standalone term, it only means those muscles in the abdomen. There are also many other things that this term represents, but there are too many of them to be mentioned here. As an acronym, it can be “American Bible Study,” “Anti Lock Braking System,” or “Animal Behaviour Society” as well.
Where does ABS come from?
There is no defined origin for abs but for absolutely. It originated from the Latin term “absolutes” and meant unconditional, completely, or unfettered. Around the 1400s, the term started being used casually in conversations. Now, as we have mentioned above, people have shortened it to ABS, which is happening to every common word nowadays.
How to use ABS?
ABS is used in place of absolutely in casual conversations on Snapchat, and here are two examples of such discussions:
A conversation between a sister and brother:
- S: Hey, Mom and I will be leaving in 20 minutes. Are you joining us?
- B: ABS! I have left already and will reach there in 10.
An online conversation between two friends playing a game:
- 1: Can anyone online help me run this duo?
- 2: ABS! Could you send me an invitation?
How to reply to ABS?
There is no standard way of replying to a text that says ABS! It depends on the context of that text. If you asked a question to which the person replied ABS, you wouldn’t have a reply. If a person has used the abbreviation in a sentence, you will respond to the sentence rather than exactly to the term. Similarly, the answer to this abbreviation depends completely on how other people in the conversation use it. Take a look at these examples below:
- 1: I’ll ABS be there tomorrow.
- 2: Okay, I’ll be waiting for you.
- 1: You’re ABS, right? She does behave that way.
- 2: Yeah.
As you see above, the context of ABS being used differed in both examples and so did the replies to them.
What is ABS in texting?
While ABS in texting is mostly used for absolutely, it can also be used in other ways. For example, one can use it to refer to someone’s abdomen muscles. It can also refer to a person’s car’s braking system.
- 1: Did you look at Sam’s ABS? I was drooling over them.
- 2: ABS! I couldn’t take my eyes off them.
- 1: His car’s ABS was messed up, which led to the accident. Mat, God bless his soul.
- 2: That’s why everyone should keep an eye on it at all times.
What are some other meanings of ABS?
Some other probable meanings of ABS are as follows:
- Antilock Braking System
- American Bureau of Shipping
- American Bible Society
- Australian Bureau of Statistics
- Animal Behaviour Society
On Snapchat or any other social media too, ABS has a similar meaning, which is ‘Absolutely.’
In the text, one can never assume a single meaning for ABS. The most common is an abbreviation for Absolutely. However, it can mean other things too.
ABS, in slang, always is short for Absolutely. It can be used in different ways but to represent one word only.ABS, in slang, always is short for Absolutely. It can be used in different ways but to represent one word only.
ABS in TikTok videos will carry the context of the video. If someone is showing off their workout routine, they probably mentioned it for the abdomen muscles. If in some way else, he may write it differently.