What Does BUBS Mean in a Text?

BUBS means "baby." It is typically used as a term of endearment for a partner. (BUBS is sometimes written as BUBZ.)

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When I write BUBS, I mean this:

meaning of BUBS

BUBS, or sometimes BUBZ, means "baby."

Video Summarizing BUBS

Here's a short video explaining how BUBS is used:

Summary of Key Points

"Term of Endearment for Partner" is the most common definition for BUBS on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Baby (Term of Endearment for Partner)
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of BUBS in Sentences

Here is an example of BUBS being used in a conversation:
  • Tony: Get your coat. I'm off to the pub.
  • Jordan: Am I coming with you, BUBS?
  • Tony: No, I'm turning the heating off.

An Academic Look at BUBS

BUBS is classified as a diminutive term. A diminutive term serves to represent a smaller or cuter version of the original word (e.g., duckling from duck, darling from dear, Bobby from Robert, piglet from pig, Katie from Kate).

The term BUBS is nearly always used when addressing someone. From a grammatical perspective, this means that BUBS is nearly always in the vocative case. In English, the vocative case is shown by offsetting the word with commas. For example:
  • Are you okay, BUBS?
  • Yes, BUBS, I am fine.

Example of BUBS Used in a Text

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