What is vs short for?


Vs is a common abbreviation for when pitting one thing against another, often in the context of sports or video game competitions. For example, the 2022 World Cup Final was "Argentina vs France."

People use vs in all sorts of contexts online and offline. Some instances you could see it include the marquee of a boxing match, an introduction to a rap battle, a Super Bowl matchup, or a battle between two gamers.

You may also see people use vs in the context of before and after photos, especially on social media. For example, a person may post on Twitter their weight loss with a "Before at 220 pounds vs After at 190 pounds."


LiquidHero vs. EGPuma in the finals again!
I'm super excited!
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Gaming vs tweet

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Updated December 19, 2022

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