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What Does BBW Mean?

BBW means "Big Beautiful Woman."

More specifically, the term "Big Beautiful Woman" is used to describe a woman with a large figure and a pretty face. It is an empowering and politically correct term for good-looking women who might previously have been described as "fat."

The abbreviation BBW is typically used as a description on dating sites or as an indexing tag on pornographic websites. Synonyms for a BBW include "big woman," "chubby woman," and "plus-sized woman."

The following terms also relate to plus-sized women:

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Definition for BBW

BBW means "Big Beautiful Woman." This is the most common definition for BBW on online dating sites, such as Craigslist, Tinder, Zoosk and Match.com, as well as in texts and on chat forums.
BBW
Definition:Big Beautiful Woman
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

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When I write BBW, I mean this:

meaning of BBW
This woman is big and beautiful (and apparently photoshopped).

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Examples of BBW in Sentences

Here are examples of BBW being used in conversations:
  • Tony: What do you think of that new girl in class?
  • Jordan: She's gorgeous! She's definitely a BBW!
  • Tony: I was reading a magazine and they called a woman a BBW. What is that?
  • Jordan: It just means a Big Beautiful Woman.

An Academic Look at BBW

As it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Bee Bee Dublyoo"), BBW is classified as an initialism abbreviation. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words. The term BBW originates from the late 1970s, specifically from the publication of BBW magazine. The magazine promoted bigger women, who gradually became known as BBWs.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

The term BBW originates from before the digital era, but it has become popularized on dating and pornography websites. In other words, BBW is not a modern slang term.

Example of BBW Used in a Text

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See Also

Digital Dating Abbreviations, Acronyms & Slang Terms PHAT (pretty, hot, and tempting) THICC (big, curvy, and sexy) BBBW (big beautiful black woman) BW (beautiful woman) 10 (perfect looking woman) WMYB (what makes you beautiful)