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Meaning of CBA


What Does CBA Mean?

CBA means "Can't Be Arsed." The term CBA expresses an unwillingness to make the necessary effort to complete or begin a task. It portrays an attitude of lethargy. The term CBA is far more common in the United Kingdom than in America, where the word ass is used instead of arse.
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Definition for CBA

CBA means "Can't Be Arsed". This is the most common definition for CBA on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter. Here is some more information about CBA:

CBA
Definition:Can't Be Arsed
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers
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When I write CBA, I mean this:

meaning of CBA
CBA means Can't Be Arsed.
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Examples of CBA in Sentences

Here are examples of CBA being used in conversations:
  • Person A: Will you wash the pots?
  • Person B: CBA.
  • Person A: I CBA to finish my homework.
  • Person B: Have you got CEEBS?
  • (CEEBS is another version of CBB (Can't Be Bothered). CEEBS means lethargy.)

An Academic Look at CBA

As it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "See Bee Ay"), CBA is classified as an initialism abbreviation. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.

CBA is usually used as a standalone declarative sentence (i.e., a statement), the full meaning of which is "I cannot be arsed." In other words, it is not used as another part of speech within a wider sentence.

What Did We Used To Say?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "I don't feel like it" instead of CBA.

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Using CBA on a Cell Phone (SMS Texts, Whatsapp, and Yubl)

 
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