What Does ABT Mean in a Text?

ABT means "About." ABT is commonly used in text speak as a contraction of the word "About."

Of note, during the 2016 US presidential campaign, ABT was also seen as an abbreviation for "Anyone But Trump," a Facebook group that campaigned for the election of anyone but the eventual winner, Donald Trump.

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When I write ABT, I mean this:

meaning of ABT

ABT usually means "About."

Summary of Key Points

"About" is the most common definition for ABT on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Guessability:guessability level 1
1: Easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of ABT in Sentences

Here are examples of ABT being used in jokes:
  • Tim: Have you heard ABT the support group for compulsive talkers? It's called "On Anon Anon."
  • Tom: That's funny. Did you hear ABT the guy that asked the barmaid for a double entendre? She gave him one.

An Academic Look at ABT

ABT is a preposition. It is a contraction of About. Some contractions, like AMP (amplifier), use the opening letters of the fully expanded version. Other contractions, like Dr (Doctor), use letters from the start and end of the fully expanded version.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would have just used the word "About" instead of writing ABT.

Example of ABT Used in a Text

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