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SOS

Meaning 1 Someone over shoulder
Definition

SOS is a texting and chatting acronym that means someone over shoulder. It is used to warn the message recipient to be careful what he or she types since another person on the other end is watching.

The SOS acronym is one of several terms used as code by teenagers to warn their friends that they are under surveillance. It is similar to the POS acronym, which is used to warn about a parent watching the conversation.

Example
"SOS, just so you know."
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Updated October 26, 2016
Meaning 2 Same old stuff
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Common reply to "What's happenin'?"

Example
"Anything new these days?"
"No, pretty much the sos."
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Updated September 11, 2013
Meaning 3 Save our souls
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Standard distress signal; represented in morse code by short short short, long long long, short short short; often used as a noun, i.e. "I sent out an SOS."

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"If my base keeps getting attacked again, I am going to have to send out an SOS for some help."
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Updated January 30, 2013
Meaning 4 Someone special
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Not used nearly as often as "someone over shoulder."

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"She is sos 2 me, so I hope she is happy."
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Updated September 11, 2013

SOS definition

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