What does EAK stand for?

Eating at keyboard

When someone sends you a message with ‘EAK’, they’re basically giving you a heads up that their replies might take a little longer to come in. Why? Well, it’s because they’re in the middle of a meal but still trying to keep the conversation going. ‘EAK’ is short for ‘Eating at Keyboard’.

It’s a common occurrence in this digital age, where multitasking is the norm. You’re snacking or having a meal, but you’re also in the middle of an important chat. So, you’re trying to do both at the same time. That’s when ‘EAK’ comes in handy. It’s a quick way to let the other person know that if you’re a bit slow in responding, it’s not because you’re ignoring them or not interested in the chat. It’s just that you’re juggling a conversation and a sandwich at the same time.

But remember, eating at your keyboard is not always the best idea. It’s a surefire way to get crumbs stuck in between your keys. If you’re a serial ‘EAK’er, it might be worth looking into other short forms or chat-cronyms. There’s a whole world of them out there, ready to make your digital chats faster and more efficient. Check out the related slang section below for more!

Example for using ‘EAK’ in a conversation

Hey, what’s up?

Hey! Not much, just EAK. What about you?

Haha, EAK? Are you eating while typing?

Yeah, multitasking at its finest! πŸ˜…