Quick SOS Definition
SOS is an internationally recognized distress signal.
What Does SOS Mean? – The Full Answer
SOS is the international Morse Code distress signal. It does not stand for anything and is not an abbreviation.
The SOS distress signal is a continuous sequence of three dots, three dashes and three dots. In international Morse Code, three dots form the letter S and three dashes make the letter O, so SOS became an easy way to remember the sequence.
SOS was designed to be used to request immediate help with or rescue from a dire situation.
In modern slang usage, SOS is used to add drama to a situation you consider to be bad or to a request for assistance with something.
Where Would You See SOS?
In texting and chat, and on social media such as Facebook and Instagram, and messaging apps such as Snapchat.
sos someone bring me alcohol, I don’t have any.
I’m supposed to be at work in 10 minutes and I’m still in bed sos.
SOS I need help with my ironing, I can’t seem to get off the couch.
I’m hiding in the bathroom at work because I don’t wanna start my second shift…. SOS!
Being home for the past month after living in my sorority house during the year has forced me to be a normal human again who doesn’t have friends around 24/7 to eat, watch Netflix or even shower with. SOS I don’t know how to function by myself.
Random SOS Stuff
The SOS distress signal was first adopted by the German government in 1905 and became the worldwide standard in 1908.
SOS was the also the name of a major worldwide hit for ABBA in 1975.
SOS was Rihanna’s first number one single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It was the lead single from her second studio album A Girl Like Me (2006).
S.O.S. is the name of the 19th episode of the second season of Lost and the 44th episode overall.
Other SOS Meanings
Secretary Of State – a title that is commonly used for senior or mid-level posts in governments around the world.
Shit On a Shingle – US military slang for creamed chipped beef on toast. Chipped beef is a form of salted and dried beef that has been sliced into thin pieces.
Special Operations Squadron – United States Air Force units.
Last Updated: June 10, 2018