1. Slang: Sometimes Vulgar. cover your ass. See cover (def. 55).

Words Nearby CYA Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use CYA in a sentence

  • His name begun like yourn, Cass, but I cyan't remembah the hull of it.

    The Mountain Girl | Payne Erskine
  • Solice sume ra haligra gasta, e mid heora Scyppende urhwunodon, to us asende cuma, and towearde ing CYA.

  • I cyan't say as they air right comfortable, but ef they'll help me to git 'round agin, I reckon I can bar hit.

    The Mountain Girl | Payne Erskine
  • Gawd cyan't find th' bein' thet loves yo'-all like me, Belle-Ann!

    The Red Debt | Everett MacDonald

British Dictionary definitions for CYA


/ text messaging /

abbreviation for
  1. see you: used as a farewell in text messages, emails, etc

Origin of CYA


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