What Does JATQ Mean?

JATQ means "Just Answer The Question" and "Just Asking The Question."

Just Answer The Question

The abbreviation JATQ is used with the meaning "Just Answer The Question" as a demand for a straight answer. The use of JATQ indicates that the sender is angry or frustrated at repeated prevarication on the part of the other person. In this context, JATQ is a little more insistent than ATQ (Answer The Question), but considerably more polite than ATFQ (Answer The F*cking/Freakin' Question).

Just Asking The Question

JATQ is also used with the meaning "Just Asking The Question." In this context, JATQ is often used to justify racist or libellous remarks and conspiracy theories, by allowing the speaker to imply that the statement that they are making is not necessarily based on their own beliefs.

Summary of Key Points

First Definition for JATQ

JATQ means "Just Answer The Question." This is the most common definition for JATQ on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter.
Definition:Just Answer The Question
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Second Definition for JATQ

JATQ also means "Just Asking The Question":
Definition:Just Asking The Question
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

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When I write JATQ, I mean this:

meaning of JATQ
JATQ can also mean "Just Asking The Question."


Examples of JATQ in Sentences

Here are examples of JATQ being used in conversations:
  • Tony: Who were you talking to on the phone?
  • Jordan: Hi! Good day at the office?
  • Person A: JATQ!
  • (Here, JATQ means "Just Answer The Question.")
  • Tony: What are you saying?
  • Jordan: Me? I'm not saying anything. I'm JATQ. How can you prove he doesn't exist if he is invisible?
  • (Here, JATQ means "Just Asking The Question.")

An Academic Look at JATQ

When used with the meaning with the meaning "Just Answer The Question," JATQ is an imperative (i.e., an order). In text-based conversations, it is commonly seen without an exclamation mark. In other words, it can be written as JATQ! or JATQ.

As it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Jay Ay Tee Kew"), JATQ is classified as an initialism abbreviation. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would have said "Just Answer The Question" or "Just Asking The Question" instead of using JATQ.

Example of JATQ Used in a Text


See Also

AMA (ask me anything) AMAA (ask me almost anything) ANS (answer) DAMHIK (don't ask me how I know)Q&A (question and answer)