What Does ATB Mean in a Text?

ATB means "All The Best."

The abbreviation ATB is typically used at the end of a message with the meaning "All The Best," as a way of signing-off. It can also be used earlier in a message as a way of wishing the recipient good luck in something they are about to do.

ATB expresses the same sentiment as many other abbreviated salutations, including:

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When I write ATB, I mean this:

meaning of ATB

ATB is a salutation expressing best wishes.

Summary of Key Points

"All The Best" is the most common definition for ATB on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:All The Best
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of ATB in Sentences

Here are examples of ATB being used in conversations:
  • Carl: Must dash. See you tomorrow.
  • Tina: OK. ATB.
  • Steve: Final exam tomorrow. Can't wait to get it over with!
  • Sally: I bet! ATB. I'm sure you'll cruise it.

An Academic Look at ATB

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

The abbreviation ATB is typically used as a standalone sentence with the meaning "I wish you all the best." In other words, it is not used as a part of speech in a wider sentence.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would have just said "All The Best" instead of using the abbreviation ATB.

Example of ATB Used in a Text

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