What Does BOMB Mean?

BOMB means "Excellent" and "Failure." Here is more information about each of these definitions of BOMB, with examples of use.


The word BOMB is widely used a synonym of "Excellent" (as in "really cool" or "fantastic"). In this context, it is usually preceded by the word "the" (i.e., it is said as "THE BOMB" (or "DA BOMB"). For example.
  • Toni: Have you seen Lee's new car?.
  • Jo: I saw it yesterday. It's the BOMB!


The word BOMB is also used as a synonym of "Failure" (as in "non-success" or "poor attempt"). For example.
  • Charlie: How was your date with Fran?
  • Jordan: It BOMBED. I never want to see him again!
  • Lou: According to the critics, the new movie is going to BOMB at the box office.
  • Jo: Great! I hate it when the cinema is full of popcorn-munching dopes.

Summary of Key Points

"Excellent" is a common definition for BOMB on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Second Definition for BOMB

"Failure" is another definition for BOMB.
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults, Teenagers, and Under 13s

Example of BOMB Used in a Text


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