What is sec short for?


You can save a second or two by abbreviating second to "sec." Usually, this abbreviation is used to refer to the unit of time, and not a dueling second or the fact that you always, always come in second place (bad luck, champ).

If you're using sec as part of a phrase, and you want to save even more time, you may be able to use one of the following acronyms instead:

Just realize that, because some of these acronyms aren't incredibly common, you may instead lose time explaining them to whoever you're talking with ...


Gimme a sec, on the phone

A girl who wants you to wait a sec

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Updated April 11, 2022

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