What Does BBY Mean?

BBY means "Baby."

The abbreviation BBY is typically used with the meaning "Baby," as a slang term of endearment between couples. It is most often used in texts and on Instagram. Although less common, BBY is also used among young teenagers to ridicule or humiliate one another.

According to Urban Dictionary, BBY can also refer to the titular character of the 2017 animated film Boss Baby.

(Of some interest, together with the words "Home," "Money," and "Love," "Baby," is one of the most repeated words in song lyrics.)

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When I write BBY, I mean this: meaning of BBY BBY (baby) can be used literally or figuratively.

Summary of Key Points

"Baby" is the most common definition for BBY on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Type:Abbreviation (Contraction)
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers


Examples of BBY in Sentences

Here are examples of BBY being used in conversations:
  • Maria: You're looking fat these days.
  • Alison: So would you if you were having a BBY.
  • Garry: I love you.
  • Carla: I love you too, BBY.

An Academic Look at BBY

BBY is a contraction of "Baby." Some contractions, like AMP (Amplifier), use the opening letters of the fully expanded version. Other contractions, like Dr (Doctor), use letters from the start and end of the fully expanded version. Contractions can also be formed by replacing a letter(s) with an apostrophe (e.g., can't).

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have just said "Baby" or something like "Sweetheart" instead of using BBY as a term of endearment.

Example of BBY Used in a Text


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