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Ask Me Anything

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What does AMA mean?

AMA is an abbreviation for "ask me anything." As a noun it often means "an event during which a person will answer questions from an audience."

Where did AMA come from?

AMA appears to have gotten its start on Reddit, where it usually functions as a noun and refers to an opportunity provided for people to ask an expert questions:

How is AMA used?

Like many other new abbreviations AMA is most often encountered in online forums or on social media. On Twitter it's an invitation for your followers to ask you questions—possibly because you're bored, feeling chatty, or are having some kind of experience that is out of the ordinary:

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