What Does BMS Mean?

BMS means "Broke My Scale." The abbreviation BMS is used on social media, especially on TikTok and Snapchat, to express an approval rating that is "off the scale."

BMS is typically posted in response to a user's request for followers to rate their attractiveness from one to ten. BMS, meaning "Broke My Scale," indicates a score higher than ten.

BMS has nothing at all to do with breaking the bathroom scales by being massively overweight. (Usually!) However, it could easily be applied to many other situations in which approval ratings are requested. For example:
  • Toni: How cute is my puppy?
  • Jo: Awww. BMS.
  • Sam: How would you rate your date last night?
  • Robin: BMS!
@alicheeser The Hat Doesn’t come off 👍… She said “BMS” Emotional Damage: Watch till END 👀#publicinterview #rate #rateyourlooks #emotionaldamage #viral #fyp ♬ Isii Nafta (Love You More Than My Life) - Nimco Happy

Summary of Key Points

"Broke My Scale" is the most common definition for BMS on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Broke My Scale
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers


An Academic Look at BMS

As it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Bee Emm Ess"), BMS is classified as an initialism abbreviation. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.

Example of BMS Used in a Text


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