What Does BBQ Mean? (Using BBQ Online)

BBQ means "Barbecue" and "Better Be Quick."

The abbreviation BBQ has two common definitions:
  • "Barbeque." The abbreviation BBQ is most often used to mean "Barbecue." This use of BBQ is common amongst native English-speakers.
  • "Better Be Quick." Sometimes, the abbreviation BBQ is used to indicate that the sender wishes something to be done without delay. In this context, BBQ is similar in meaning to AQAP ("As Quickly As Possible").
The context of usage of the abbreviation BBQ will make the meaning clear.

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When I write BBQ, I mean this:

meaning of BBQ

The BBQ is an Australian institution.

Summary of Key Points

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

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of BBQ in Sentences

Here are examples of BBQ being used in conversations:
  • Tony: Fancy coming to my place for a few beers this Saturday?
  • Jordan: That would be great, thanks. Are you gonna do a BBQ?
  • (Here, BBQ means "Barbecue.")
  • Tony: I am gonna ask Fiona out.
  • Jordan: BBQ. You're not the only one who's interested.
  • (Here, BBQ means "Better Be Quick.")

An Academic Look at BBQ

BBQ is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Bee Bee Kew"). 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 just said "Better Be Quick" or "Barbecue" instead of using BBQ.

Second Definition for BBQ

This meaning was also noted:
Definition:Better Be Quick
Guessability:guessability level 4
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Example of BBQ Used in a Text

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