What Does B2W Mean in a Text?

B2W means "Back To Work." The abbreviation B2W can be used as an instruction to a subordinate, with the meaning "Get Back to Work." However, it is more often used as a way to bring a conversation to a conclusion, e.g., when texting with a friend during a break from work or study. 

Of note, B2W is also widely used throughout the English-speaking world with the meaning "Bike To Work." In this context, B2W refers to schemes designed to encourage people to cycle to work, rather than drive.

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When I write B2W, I mean this:

meaning of B2W

It's always fun to get B2W after some time away!

Summary of Key Points

"Back to Work" is the most common definition for B2W on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Back to Work
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

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Examples of B2W in Sentences

Here are examples of B2W being used in conversations:
  • Supervisor: We have helped control the fire, sent all of the casualties to hospital and given statements to the police.
  • Boss: Thanks. B2W then.
  • Tony: Great to chat. Better get B2W.
  • Jordan: Catch you later.

An Academic Look at B2W

B2W 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 something like "Back To Work" instead of using the abbreviation B2W.

Using Numbers in Texts

This video shows the different ways that numbers are used in "text speak":

Example of B2W Used in a Text

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