Origin of ASAP

First recorded in 1990–95; from A.S.A.P.


or a.s.a.p.

  1. as soon as possible. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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abbreviation for
  1. as soon as possible
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Word Origin and History for asap


also asap, pronounced either as a word or as four letters; from initial letters of phrase "as soon as possible," 1955, originally U.S. Army jargon.

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