The abbreviation “cont” stands for continued, as there is more information to follow.
Origin of Cont
The abbreviation “cont” came from the proper shorthand for written documents for the word continued. This is the abbreviation that has been used for years in the world of writing to indicate that something is continued on the following page.
Examples in Conversations
Friend 1: Hey, what are you doing right now?
Friend 2: The same thing as you. Sitting in the middle of second period.
Friend 1: HAHA! Ok, what did you do last night?
Friend 2: Also the same thing as you probably. I sat around and watched some tv, ate some dinner, did some homework.
Friend 1: Same. Oops, cont later. The teacher is coming.