What does ETA mean?

An acronym for "Estimated Time of Arrival" — used to communicate approximations of travel.

ETA

Other definitions of ETA:

  • An acronym for "Edited to Add", frequently used online to indicate modifying a post.
  • Can stand for "Euskadi Ta Akatasuna", a paramilitary group in Northern Spain that aims for Basque independence. The group was labeled as a terrorist organization after a series of lethal attacks since 1968.
  • An archaic, derogatory slang term for a group comprising the lowest rank of Japan's Edo-period caste system. Also known as Burakumin, their work usually involved handling human bodies or animal carcasses.
  • Stands for "Estimated Time for Arrival". Can be used as a question so other will know when to expect you.

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How to use the term
ETA:

  • Person 1: ETA?
    Person 2: Be there in 15 minutes.

  • E.T.A. some references I used to create this blog post.

  • The series of ETA terrorist attacks have taken over 300 civilian lives since 1968.

  • The Eta were disrespected and treated very poorly. The kanji used in their naming is compromised of "dirty" and "many".

  • What's your ETA?


References:

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FTD

FTD

Fresh To Death

CMAO

CMAO

Crying My a** Off

RRFABL

RRFABL

Red Roses for a Blue Lady

ELE

ELE

Everybody Love Everybody