What Does ABT2 Mean in a Text?

ABT2 means "About To." The term ABT2 is used in text messaging and other text-based communications with the meaning "About To." ABT2 indicates that the sender was going to do something when something else occurred, or is about to do something at the moment of sending the message. For example:
  • I was ABT2 leave when I got your message.
  • I am ABT2 go home.

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When I write ABT2, I mean this:

meaning of ABT2

The girl is ABT2 fall into the water.

Summary of Key Points

"About To" is the most common definition for ABT2 on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:About To
Guessability:guessability level 1
1: Easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of ABT2 in Sentences

Here are examples of ABT2 being used in conversations:
  • Joe: Hey mate, do you have the $20 that I lent you?
  • Kris: I was just ABT2 call you about that.
  • Pat: How is the game going?
  • Toni: Boring! I'm just ABT2 poke my eyes out with a hotdog.

An Academic Look at ABT2

ABT2 is defined as an "internet slang term" by our team because some of its characters are used as substitutes for letters. Most "slang terms" were introduced to reduce the number of key strokes required to write the word, but since the arrival of predictive texting and keyboards on mobile devices, this efficiency is no longer required. Nevertheless, "slang terms" are still regularly used to make messages more entertaining or to express individuality. "Slang terms" differ from icons because they are not pictorial representations.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would have just said or written "About To" instead of using ABT2.

Example of ABT2 Used in a Text

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