What Does BISS Mean in a Text?

BISS means "Because I Said So." The abbreviation BISS, meaning "Because I Said So," is typically used in text-speak to reinforce an order given by a parent to a questioning child. For example:
  • Parent: Make sure that you're home by 9.
  • Child: Why can't I stay out until 10, like everyone else?
  • Parent: BISS, that's why.
Of note, "Because I Said So" is the title of a 2007 romantic comedy film directed by Michael Lehmann and starring Diane Keaton. BISS can also mean "Because I say so."

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meaning of BISS

"Because I said so" is typically the answer given by a frustrated parent to a trying child.

Summary of Key Points

"Because I Said So" is the most common definition for BISS on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Because I Said So
Type:Acronym and Abbreviation
Guessability:guessability level 4
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of BISS in Sentences

Here is an example of BISS being used in conversation:
  • Teenager: Dad, if you smoked and drank alcohol when you were 15, why can't I?
  • Parent: BISS, that's why.

An Academic Look at BISS

Even though BISS is an adverb of reason, it is commonly used as a standalone term, i.e., it is not often used as part of a wider sentence.

BISS is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Bee Eye Ess Ess). However, as the abbreviation BISS is typically used for efficiency in writing and not for efficiency in speech it is not often uttered using its letters.

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 "Because I Said So" or "Because I Say So" instead of using the abbreviation BISS.

Example of BISS Used in a Text

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