ATP

What Does ATP Mean?

ATP means "Answer The Phone" and "At This Point." Here is more information about each of these definitions of ATP, with examples of use.

Answer The Phone

The abbreviation ATP is used with the meaning "Answer The Phone" to indicate that the sender wishes to talk rather than communicate by text. ATP is often used when explaining something by text message would be too complicated, the sender simply wants to chat, or there is an urgent need to talk. For example:
  • Toni: Are you still coming on Friday?
  • Jo: I can't.
  • Toni: You said you would. What's happened? Why have you changed your mind?
  • Jo: ATP. I'll explain.
  • Sam: Why are you calling? You know I'm at work.
  • Ali: ATP. We need to talk.

At This Point

ATP is also used with the meaning "At This Point" (as in "right now," "at this moment," and "currently"). In this context, ATP is used to indicate that what is being said is true at the moment of speaking, but may not be in the future or may not have been in the past. For example:
  • ATP the weather forecast is great for Saturday.
  • ATP I'm inclined to accept the offer, just to get this all out of the way.
  • I would never have believed it but, ATP, it looks like we are going to win it!

Summary of Key Points for First Definition

"Answer The Phone" is a common definition for ATP on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
ATP
Definition:Answer The Phone
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Summary of Key Points for Second Definition

"At This Point" is another common definition for ATP.
ATP
Definition:At This Point
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

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An Academic Look at ATP

ATP is an initialism abbreviation. This means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Aye Tee Pee).

When used with the meaning "Answer The Phone," ATP is typically used as an imperative (i.e., an order).

"At This Point" is an adverbial phrase. This is the term for two or more words which play the role of an adverb. An adverb is a word that describes a verb (i.e., a doing word), an adjective (i.e., a describing word) or another adverb.

Example of ATP Used in a Text

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See Also

New ways to say I love you ACA (all calls answered) ATFQ (answer the freakin' question, answer the f*cking question) CM (call me) CMB (call me back) CMN (call me now) CWUC (call when you can) HIT YOU UP (call you later) PCM (please call me) WCB (will call back)