What Does BB4N Mean in a Text?

BB4N means "Bye Bye For Now." BBFN is used to end a conversation and implies that the absence will be of a temporary nature.

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When I write BB4N, I mean this:

meaning of BB4N

BB4N is a temporary goodbye.

Summary of Key Points

"Bye Bye for Now" is the most common definition for BB4N on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Bye Bye for Now
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of BB4N in Sentences

Here is an example of BB4N being used in a conversation:
  • Tony: Looking forward to tomorrow BB4N.
  • Jordan: Yes me too. Don't be late!

An Academic Look at BB4N

BB4N is classified by our team as an "internet slang term" as opposed to an initialism abbreviation or an acronym. Initially, "internet slang terms" were introduced for brevity, but, particularly with the advent of predictive texting and on-screen keyboards, they are now mostly employed for fun. "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 might have said something like "see you anon" instead of BB4N.

Example of BB4N Used in a Text

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