What Does ACE Mean in a Text?

ACE means "Excellent" and "Asexual." Here is more information about each of these definitions with examples.


The word ACE is widely used as a slang term for "Excellent." For example:
  • Toni: I'm tired of you pretending to be some ACE detective all the time. I think we should split up.
  • Jo: ACE idea. That way we can cover more ground.
The use of ACE in this context derives from the ACE playing card, which has the highest value in many card games.


ACE is also used to refer to an asexual person. In this context, an ACE is someone who does not experience sexual attraction (i.e., a person who is not drawn to people sexually and who does not desire to act upon attraction to others in a sexual way).

ACE people do not choose to be asexual, it is an intrinsic part of who they are. (Unlike celibacy, which is a choice to abstain from sexual activity.)

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meaning of ACE

ACE also means "Asexual."

Summary of Key Points

First definition of ACE

"Excellent" is the most common definition for ACE on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
Guessability:guessability level 3

3: Guessable

Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Second definition of ACE

"Asexual" is another definition for ACE.
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
Guessability:guessability level 4

4: Difficult to guess

Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

An Academic Look at ACE

When used with the meaning "Asexual," ACE is typically used as a noun (i.e., a naming word) . For example:
  • Are they celibate?
  • No, they are both ACE.
When used with the meaning "Excellent," ACE is typically used as an adjective (i.e., a describing word). For example:
  • This new drink is ACE.
  • (Here, the adjective ACE modifies (describes) the noun drink.)

Example of ACE Used in a Text

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