RAINCHECK

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What Does RAINCHECK Mean?

RAINCHECK means "Postponement Until Another Occasion." When someone asks for a RAINCHECK, they are asking to postpone an invite to a later date.

The term RAINCHECK originates from baseball. In the 1880s, paying spectators would receive a "rain check" entitling them to future admission for a game that was postponed or ended early due to bad weather. The term soon evolved to refer to other kinds of admission tickets, coupons, and invitations.

Summary of Key Points

"Postponement until another occasion (US)" is the most common definition for RAINCHECK on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
RAINCHECK
Definition:Postponement until another occasion (US)
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
Guessability:
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

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When I write RAINCHECK, I mean this:

meaning of RAINCHECK
To take a RAINCHECK means to postpone plans until another time.

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Examples of RAINCHECK in Sentences

Here are examples of RAINCHECK being used in conversations:
  • Tony: Can I take a RAINCHECK on the cocktails tonight?
  • Jordan: Sure, perhaps we can grab a coffee next week.
  • Tony: Would you like to have dinner with us next Saturday?
  • Jordan: I'd love to but we are busy on Saturday. Could we take a RAINCHECK?

An Academic Look at RAINCHECK

RAINCHECK is typically used as a noun (i.e., a naming word). For example:
  • I'm very busy this week. Can I take a RAINCHECK?
  • (Here, RAINCHECK is being used as a noun.)

Example of RAINCHECK Used in a Text

RAINCHECK

See Also

A3 (anywhere, anytime, any place) DBNT (don't bother next time) 2M (tomorrow) CUL (see you later) HAYWIRE (extremely busy) HECTIC (busy)