Rona

What is rona short for?

Coronavirus

Rona is an abbreviation for "Coronavirus" (COVID-19), which spread throughout the world at the end of 2019 into the spring of 2020. The abbreviation is typically seen online but is also spoken in-person.

It became popular in March 2019 as health guidelines were put in place around the U.S. Rona is not an official abbreviation used by medical experts. It is only used in casual contexts, oftentimes when joking about the virus.

Example

"How's having the whole family at home?"
"Pretty tiring. I'm ready to be with rona."
A classic rona meme

A classic rona meme

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Last Updated: November 19, 2020

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