What Does AU Mean?

An abbreviation that is widely used in fan fiction, texting and chat, and on Instagram and elsewhere on the internet, but what does AU mean in slang?

what does au mean




Most Common AU Meaning

AU stands for Alternative Universe.

Using AU

AU is used to refer to a form of fan fiction, in which canonical facts of setting or characterization in the universe being explored or written about are deliberately changed.

Example

Someday I should just write a 100k+ Harry Potter AU.

Alternative AU Meanings

Gold.
Australia.
Astronomical Unit.

What Does AU Mean?

Alternative Universe.



Related Slang Terms

RP Role Play or Role Playing.
Canon Official and original.
OC Original Character.
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