What Does RUA Mean?

RUA (Are You Alone?) can be a prelude to divulging a secret, stating something personal, or requesting something untoward. Of course, RUA could be an innocent question after all we all tune our correspondence based on our audience. Nevertheless, RUA is a term that all parents of young children should know.

Summary of Key Points

"Are You Alone?" is the most common definition for RUA on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Are You Alone?
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Image for RUA

When I write RUA, I mean this:

meaning of RUA
The image shows Gail Osborne from the 1978 thriller "Are You in the House Alone?"


Example of RUA in a Sentence

Here is an example of RUA being used in a sentence:
  • Tony: Hello. It's me again. RUA?
  • Jordan: Yes.
  • Tony: Okay, shall I turn my webcam on?
  • Jordan: Okay.

An Academic Look at RUA

RUA is an initialism abbreviation. This means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Ar Yu Ay). Initialisms contrast with acronyms, which are spoken like words.

RUA plays the role of an interrogative sentence (i.e., a question), but it is commonly seen without a question mark. In other words, it can be written "RUA?" or "RUA".

Example of RUA Used in a Text


See Also

9 (parent watching (see also 99)) 99 (parent stopped watching (see also 9)) P911 (parent alert (usa)) P999 (parent alert (uk)) PAW (parents are watching) PWOS (parents watching over shoulder) PITR (parent in the room) PIR (parent in room)