If you spend a lot of time chatting online or texting, the popular acronym “np” is one that you should acquaint yourself with because you will see it used all of the time. Luckily you have found this resource so you can do exactly that.
Here you will find the most common meaning of this acronym and the phrase that it represents. You will also find some details about its origin if there is any information available and some alternative meanings. Example conversations have been offered here as well so you can see how the term is used properly and gain further knowledge of its meaning. Finally, you will see some other phrases that can be used in place of the phrase that this acronym stands for without changing the meaning of the original phrase.
What Does “NP” Mean?
The term “NP” stands for “no problem.”
This slang term is most commonly used during internet chatting, text messaging, and all other forms of electronic communication to represent the phrase “no problem.” Most times it is used as another way of saying “you’re welcome” or that you are willing to do something for someone because it won’t be a problem or an issue.
Origin of the acronym “NP”
All that can be said definitively about the origin of this slang expression is that it made its first appearance sometime during the 20th-century.
As is the case with so many other acronyms, this one is no different because it too can also represent many other words, phrases, official titles, etc. There are way too many to list all of them here. Some examples of the other things that this acronym can be used to represent are “Nurse Practitioner,” “National Park,” “Not Provided,” “No Pressure,” and “Nuclear Power.”
A conversation between brother and sister via text message.
- Sister: I just wanted to say thank you for covering for me last night with mom and dad. I know we don’t always get along, but I love you, bro!
- Brother: NP sis! I know you would have done the same for me and you have many times! I love you too!
An online discussion between two game players online.
- Player 1: Thanks for all your help today. I would have been lost without it.
- Player 2: NP! Anytime! I like to help new players because I know how important it is to have someone to show you the ropes at the start.
Alternatives to the Term “NP”
There are several other phrases that you can use in place of this texting acronym and the expression that it represents. Some of the other things you could say instead to express the same sentiment include:
- You’re welcome
- Don’t mention it
- Don’t worry
- It’s nothing
- No probs
- You’re very welcome
- It’s my pleasure
- Sure thing
- No worries
- It’s all gravy
- It’s all right
- Of course
- That’s OK
- No at all
- That’s absolutely fine
- No sweat