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What Does SC Mean?

The abbreviation SC has a number of different meanings, including "Snapchat," "StarCraft," "SimCity," "Silent Chuckle," "Seychelles" and "South Carolina." Here is a little more information about each of these definitions of SC. (Examples of use can be found below.)

Snapchat

SC is most often used on social media, in dating apps (such as Tinder) and in text-messaging to refer to the multimedia messaging app Snapchat. Once seen as an app for under-16s to share pictures and messages that disappeared after viewing, Snapchat has now grown into a worldwide phenomenon, popular with all demographics. According to Snapchat's parent company, Snap.inc., in the first quarter of 2020, Snapchat had 229 million daily active users (an increase of 20% year-over-year) and an average of more than 4 billion "snaps" were created each day.

StarCraft" and "SimCity

In gaming circles, the abbreviation SC is often used to refer to the real time strategy game StarCraft and the city-building game Sim City.

Silent Chuckle

SC is used with the meaning "Silent Chuckle" as an expression of amusement. In this context, it may indicate that the sender genuinely found something funny. However, just as with many of the other abbreviations that indicate amusement (e.g., LOL and LOLZ) SC is just as likely to be used sarcastically.

Seychelles

In computing, SC is the Country Code Top-Level Domain (ccTLD) for the Seychelles, an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of East Africa. The capital city of the Seychelles is Victoria and the entire population of the archipelago numbers less than 100,000.

South Carolina

SC is also the USPS (United States Postal Service) 2-letter code for the state of South Carolina.

Summary of Key Points

First Definition of SC

"Snapchat" is the most common definition for SC on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, as well as on dating sites such as Tinder.
SC
Definition:Snapchat
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults, Teenagers, and Under 13s

Second Definition of SC

"StarCraft" is a common definition for SC in gaming circles.
SC
Definition:StarCraft
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Third Definition of SC

"SimCity" is another common definition for SC in gaming circles.
SC
Definition:SimCity
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Fourth Definition of SC

"Silent Chuckle" is another definition for SC.
SC
Definition:Silent Chuckle
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Fifth Definition of SC

SC is the Country Code Top-Level Domain for the Seychelles.
SC
Definition:Seychelles
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Sixth Definition of SC

SC is also the USPS 2-letter code for South Carolina.
SC
Definition:South Carolina
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

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When I write SC, I mean this:

meaning of SC
SC also means "Seychelles," "Silent Chuckle," "SimCity," "Snapchat," "South Carolina," and "StarCraft."

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Examples of SC in Sentences

Here are examples of SC being used in conversations:
  • Robyn: Do you do SC?
  • Liam: I love StarCraft, but I'm not really into SimCity.
  • Robyn: I was talking about Snapchat, you geek!
  • Viv: Did you hear about the dyslexic devil worshiper? He sold his soul to Santa!
  • Ray: Ha ha. SC.

  • (Here, SC means "Silent Chuckle" and may be (should be!) being used sarcastically.)

An Academic Look at SC

SC is typically classified as an initialism abbreviation, as it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Ess See"). (In the case of "Snapchat," the words "Snap" and "Chat" have been merged into one word for stylistic and commercial purposes.)

Example of SC Used in a Text

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See Also

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