What does AITA stand for on Reddit and social media?

Am I the a**hole


On Reddit and other social media platforms, AITA stands for "am I the a**hole." Most often, posters use this inquisitive (and slightly crass) acronym to ask whether something they did was out of line.

For example, Reddit's popular r/AmItheA**hole subreddit features posts whose sole focus is determining whether the OP is or is not a big ol' jerk. These posts, which feature titles like "AITA for refusing to pay for my ex-wife's acting lessons?" or "AITA for getting mad at a girl who kept touching my hair?," all begin with AITA.

While AITA is most popular on Reddit, you may see it used on other social media platforms, including Twitter, TikTok, and Instagram. Often, when people use AITA on these platforms, they are using it to reference a funny or thought-provoking post they found in the r/AmItheA**hole subreddit.


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The beginning of an AITA post from Reddit
The beginning of an AITA post from Reddit

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Updated February 18, 2021

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