What Does APU Mean in a Text?

APU means "As Per Usual." The abbreviation APU is normally used with the meaning "As Per Usual" to indicate that, in the sender's opinion, a situation has not changed or an event has turned out or will turn out as it always does. It is typically used in a sarcastic or humorous way.

APU has the same meaning as APN (As Per Normal).

Of note, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon is a cartoon character in the animated television series The Simpsons. He is the proprietor of the local convenience store.

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When I write APU, I mean this:

meaning of APU

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Summary of Key Points

"As Per Usual" is the most common definition for APU on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:As Per Usual
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of APU in Sentences

Here are examples of APU being used in conversations:
  • Tony: Hey mate. I've got too much month left at the end of the money. Can you lend me some cash until payday?
  • Jordan: APU.No way! Never again!
  • Tony: Are you coming this weekend?
  • Jordan: No, I'm working. APU.

An Academic Look at APU

APU is an initialism abbreviation. This means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Ay Pee Yoo"). (Initialisms contrast with acronyms, which are spoken like words.)

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

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would have just said something like "As Per Usual" or "As Per Normal" instead of using the abbreviation APU.

Example of APU Used in a Text

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