What Does APYR Mean in a Text?

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The Quick Answer

APYR means "As Per Your Request."

More Observations...

The phrase, "As Per Your Request" is now generally considered quite old-fashioned. However, it continues to be used in some formal writing with the meaning "As you requested" or "In accordance with your Instructions." The abbreviation APYR is typically used in text-based messaging with humorous or sarcastic undertones. For example:
  • APYR, please find attached another selfie of me looking gorgeous.
  • (Here, APYR is being used humorously.)
  • APYR, on your return you will find your clothes in the bin and the door locked.
  • (Here, APYR is being used sarcastically.)
Also of note, when written with a capital A (e.g., Apyr), this abbreviation looks like the Russian word for friend (droog) and features regularly in photo memes. Its popularity increased when YouTuber PewDiePie tweeted an image of Deathclaw from the Fallout video game with the caption "????". Within 14 days, the tweet gained over 36,000 likes and 3,700 retweets.

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When I write APYR, I mean this:

meaning of APYR

Ask and thou shalt receive.

Summary of Key Points

"As Per Your Request" is, by far, the most common meaning for APYR when it is used in a text. (Bear in mind that it could have another meaning if used in a different context.)
Definition:As Per Your Request
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of APYR in Sentences

Here are some more examples of APYR in messages:
  • Dear Mr. President, APYR, please find attached our quote for the construction of a big and beautiful wall.
  • Dear fans of the Atlanta Falcons, APYR and in order to mark the occasion of your achievements in the 2017 Super Bowl, please find enclosed one big can of whoopass.

An Academic Look at APYR

As it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Ay Pee Why Ar"), APYR is classified as an initialism abbreviation. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words. APYR is typically used as an adverb of reason. An adverb of reason modifies a verb to describe why the verb is performed.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "In accordance with your request" or "As per your instructions" instead of using the abbreviation APYR.

Example of APYR Used in a Text

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