What does JAS stand for?

Just a second

If you’ve ever been in a situation where you need someone to hang tight for a quick moment, you might have used the term “JAS”. This is a short form for “just a second”.

This handy acronym is typically used in text messages or online chats when you are in the middle of a real-time conversation. It’s a quick way of letting the other person know that you’ll be right back. It’s pretty much the same as saying “wait a minute” or “hold on a second”.

Imagine you’re in the middle of a text exchange with your buddy, who also happens to be trying to make dinner for their family. Or perhaps, you’re chatting with a friend online when suddenly their roommate asks them to help with some chores. The term “JAS” is perfect for these scenarios when you need a brief pause from the conversation.

Example for using ‘JAS’ in a conversation

Hey, can you help me with this math problem?

Sure, JAS! I just need to finish making my bed.

No problem, take your time.

Okay, all done! What do you need help with?