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CYA

1.
Slang: Sometimes Vulgar. cover your ass. See cover (def 54).
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  • "CYAn't do that more'n once," observed the outlaw, taking a long breath.

    Blazed Trail Stories Stewart Edward White
  • His name begun like yourn, Cass, but I CYAn't remembah the hull of it.

    The Mountain Girl Payne Erskine
  • Why, Belle-Ann, yo' kin sho' promise me thes, CYAn't yo' now?

    The Red Debt Everett MacDonald
  • I CYAn't say as they air right comfortable, but ef they'll help me to git 'round agin, I reckon I can bar hit.

    The Mountain Girl Payne Erskine
  • "I CYAn't promise thet, Lem—leastways not now," she answered slowly, without looking at him.

    The Red Debt Everett MacDonald
British Dictionary definitions for CYA

CYA

abbreviation
1.
see you: used as a farewell in text messages, emails, etc
Word Origin
C20
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Slang definitions & phrases for CYA

cover one's ass

modifier

: writing long cover-your-ass memos

verb phrase

To provide or arrange for exculpation; devise excuses and alibis: Some call it ''risk management,'' others ''covering your ass''/ The FBI may have to let you be destroyed to cover its own ass/ CYA, you know, that old French expression that means making sure that when historians write about it all it won't be seen as happening on your shift

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cover one's ass

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Related Abbreviations for CYA

CYA

cover your ass
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