What Does BBIAS Mean? (Using BBIAS Online)

BBIAS means "Be Back in A Second." The abbreviation BBIAS is typically used in online and text-based communications, especially online games and forums, to indicate that a participant is leaving, but will be back very shortly.

BBIAS is similar in meaning to BBIAB ("Be Back In A Bit") and BBS ("Be Back Soon"). It contrasts with BBL ("Be Back Later"), which suggests a break of up to several hours.

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When I write BBIAS, I mean this:

meaning of BBIAS

BBIAS means that I won't be long.

Summary of Key Points

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

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of BBIAS in Sentences

Here are examples of BBIAS being used in conversations:
  • Tony: Hold on, pizza's arrived. BBIAS.
  • Jordan: OK.
  • Player 1: Pause there. I've got to nip to the toilet. BBIAS.
  • Player 2: No probs. I need to go too. I'll BBIAS as well.

An Academic Look at BBIAS

BBIAS is typically used as a standalone declarative sentence (i.e., a statement), with the meaning "I Will Be Back In A Second." It is not normally used as another part of speech within a wider sentence.

BBIAS is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Bee Bee Eye Ay Ess"). Initialisms contrast with acronyms, which are spoken like words.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "Be right back" or "Just a second" instead of using the abbreviation BBIAS.

Example of BBIAS Used in a Text

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