What Does SOS Mean?


Quick Definition

SOS is an internationally recognized distress signal.

The Full Answer

what does sos mean

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 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 on social media, such as Facebook… and messaging apps, such as Snapchat.

SOS Examples

sos someone bring me alcohol, I don’t have any.

I’m supposed to be at work in 10 minutes sos.

SOS I need help with my ironing, I can’t seem to get off the couch.

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 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).

SOS was the also the name of a major worldwide hit for ABBA in 1975.

Other SOS Meanings

Secretary Of State.
Shit On a Shingle (chipped beef on toast).
Special Operations Squadron.

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