An acronym is an initial abbreviation that can be pronounced as a word, such as NASA or WASP. This term is also used to refer to a series of initials pronounced individually, such as FBI or TGIF, but the technical term is initialism.
Acronyms #NATO = North Atlantic Treaty Organization

#RADAR = Radio Detecting And Ranging

#SCUBA - Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus

#WASP - White Anglo Saxon Protestant
by Paisleycool May 2, 2017
They are a bunch of words slammed together against their will to form an unholy amalgamation of something that vaguely sounds word-esque.
Hey can you hand me that scuba tank?
Did you know that scuba is an acronym?
Stfu!
So was that.
by SpaghettiChild65 January 7, 2020
A formation of a word from the initial of a succession of words and pronounced as a word.
"ASEAN" means Association of South-East Asian Nation, it is an acronym because pronounced as a word: Asean.
by srisuci.unsur February 22, 2017
Abbreviated Coded Rendition of Name Yielding Meaning.
A.C.R.O.N.Y.M. is an acronym.
by Alucrix September 27, 2005
vt; vi To reduce a perfectly acceptable title or phrase into an acronym. . Generally thought to be best avoided in most cases, certainly those not in extensive use, or those whose original phrasing was selected for it's poetic or prosaic beauty or clarity. Especially egregious are acronyms that have been "Reverse Acronymized", or cooked up from acronyms that happen to be words, but whose constituent words are contrived at best.
e.g "Office of Academic Freedom" become OAF
"Compound Acronymizing" is practiced by techie geeks, e.g. JXML
by laramie2 May 29, 2005
The use of an acronym in the form of a sentence, using upper case for the emphasis of the acronym.
Examples;
"Choosing Underhand Nasty Tactics"
"Following Utter Comedic Kings, Over Fellow Followers"
" Imagine, Living Over Valleys Evermore, Yielding Our Utopia"

The Acronymical sentence does not have to make sense, but it's genius when it can be done!
Try re-reading my text, the Acronymical sentence is what I really wanted to say
by The~Wench October 21, 2015
the plural form of acronym; a word that apparently no one on the internet feels is worthy of being defined.
Miguel Bueno:"Brown Thunder, do you use acronyms as a part of speech. "

Brown Thunder: "OMG, Yes! #YOLO"
by Horrid Man September 11, 2013