An acronym is a word that is formed from the first letters of other words and then spoken as a separate word. Acronyms, like abbreviations and initialisms, are used to shorten lengthy words and speed up communication.
Abbreviations for “ante meridiem” and “post meridiem”
As soon as possible
Buy one, get one
Buy online, pick up in store
An abbreviation meaning “in case you missed it”
Fear of missing out
An abbreviation meaning “for what it’s worth”
Light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation
Commonly considered an abbreviation for “miss,” but technically it’s not an abbreviation for anything. The period is there to indicate that it’s a valid title for adults to use.
An abbreviation for “postscript”
Personal identification number
Radio detecting and ranging
Rest in peace (this can also be an initialism, as some people say “r” “i” “p”)
Self-contained underwater breathing apparatus
Specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, time-bound (commonly used when setting goals)
Situation normal, all fouled up
Acronym used in mathematics to remember the trigonometric functions sine, cosine, and tangent.
Sound navigation and ranging
Commonly assumed to stand for “save our ship”, but technically, the international distress signal doesn’t stand for anything