What does JAS stand for?

Just a second

When you need someone to wait briefly, you might message them "JAS," which stands for "just a second." The acronym means the same thing as "wait a minute" (WAM) or "hold on a second" (HOAS).

Most people use JAS in texts and online messages when conversing in real time. Since other people are waiting for a response, JAS helps tell them that you will return to conversing shortly.

An instance when you may encounter JAS is when you are texting with your friend who also needs to tend to their kids. Or, you might be messaging online with your friend, and their parent wants them to take out the trash quickly.


Hang on. I got a phone call. JAS


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Updated August 22, 2022

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