What does SYS stand for?

See you soon

SYS is a popular and convenient way to tell someone that you’ll be seeing them soon. It’s often used in text messages or online chats, whether you’re planning to meet up in person or virtually.

The term ‘soon’ is flexible, so you can use SYS if you’re seeing someone in a few minutes, hours, or even days. However, it’s usually not used for periods longer than a week.

For instance, if you’re working on your laptop in a café and a friend is about to join you, you can send them a quick message saying SYS. Or if you’re on your way to the cinema to catch a movie with a buddy, a swift SYS text will let them know you’re on your way.

It’s also handy in emails. If you’re planning a video call with your cousin in a little while, just drop in a SYS to let them know you’ll be ready soon.

There are other ways to tell someone you’ll see them soon, including slang such as “CUS,” “TTYS,” “TTYVS,” and “TTYIAM.” But SYS is one of the simplest and most commonly used.

Example for using ‘SYS’ in a conversation

Hey! Just wanted to let you know I’m almost there. SYS!

Great! Can’t wait to see you! SYS too! 😄

Hey, sorry I’m running a bit late. SYS in 5 minutes!

No worries! Take your time. See you soon! SYS! 😊