What Does ASA Mean?

ASA means "As Soon As." The abbreviation ASA is a shortened version of ASAP (As Soon As Possible). It is used to indicate that something will happen immediately or shortly after another thing has happened.

Summary of Key Points

"As Soon As" is the most common definition for ASA on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:As Soon As
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

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When I write ASA, I mean this:

meaning of ASA
"As Soon As"


Examples of ASA in Sentences

Here are examples of ASA being used in conversations:
  • Kevin: What are your plans for tomorrow?
  • Rosie: ASA I finish work, I am going to visit my parents.
  • Susie: When do you want the car?
  • Pete: ASA.
  • (Here, ASA is a shortened version of ASAP.)

An Academic Look at ASA

The abbreviation ASA is classified as an initialism abbreviation as it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Eh Ess Eh"). Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.

The phrase "As Soon As" is an adverb of time.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would have just said "As Soon As" or "ASAP" instead of using the abbreviation ASA.

Example of ASA Used in a Text


See Also

ASAIC (as soon as I can) ASAIK (as soon as I know) ASAP (as soon as possible) ASAS (as soon as sensible) ASAYC (as soon as you can)