What does POS mean?
Definition, Use Cases, Examples

POS Meaning

POS means Piece of S**t.

POS is an internet slang initialism that conveys substandard performance.

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How is POS used? Use Cases & Examples

POS can be used as a noun or adjective. When referring to a person, this negative slang expression conveys anger or frustration with how that person has behaved. When referring to an object, it signifies poor quality. Occasionally, the slang term POS is used by teens to mean Parent Over Shoulder. In this context, it should be considered a high-alert situation.

Examples of how your teen might use the slang term POS:

-Sorry I missed your message. This POS phone is driving me crazy.

-Mark KICKED my puppy!
-he a pos

-i aint gonna haul him around.
-you pos

-Come on over and we’ll fire it up.

How to Identify if your child is using the POS slang word

You might learn your child is using this slang term by chance when a text pops up on the phone screen. But while the slang term POS is usually harmless, other teenage slang terms could indicate that your teen is talking about risky behaviors or communicating with potentially dangerous people.

Having a parental control app on your child’s phone will give you peace of mind by alerting you to your child’s exposure to risks encountered on their phone. With a parental control app installed on your child’s phone, you have the control to set alerts to help your teen avoid the pitfalls of predators, drug dealers, and other negative influences. Having the ability to vary the level of monitoring gives you the power to choose what is right for your child, and these levels can be adjusted easily at any time

How to talk with your child about use of the POS slang word

The slang term POS is a perfect example of why you should make sure you understand the context of your teen’s digital content before making assumptions about the slang terms they’re using. Of course POS is a vulgar expression; but while its meaning is derogatory, it’s generally harmless. Conversely, if they use POS to mean Parent Over Shoulder, that is a huge red flag that requires your urgent attention.

Here are some ideas for talking with your teen about the slang expression POS:

  • POS is quite vulgar. What are some alternative words you could use to convey the same meaning?
  • How would you react if someone referred to you online as a POS?
  • Swearing has existed for centuries, and in past times people living in western Europe could be fined and punished for swearing and cursing. In 13th century France, the punishment for blasphemy was mutilation of the tongue and lips-big yikes!
  • You know if someone you’re messaging with suggests doing something irresponsible, you could just text POS and that would end the conversation.

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