What Does BYAM Mean in a Text?

BYAM means "Between You And Me."

The phrase "between you and me" is an idiom that is often used to preface a statement or piece of information that the speaker wishes to keep confidential or share in a private or secretive manner. It implies a level of trust between the speaker and the listener, suggesting that what is being shared should not be disclosed to others. For example:
  • "BYAM, I heard that Ali is planning to resign."
  • "Can I tell you something? It's definitely just BYAM, but I won the lottery last week!"
Using BYAM or "between you and me" indicates that the information is not to be spread to others. It's a way of emphasizing the importance of confidentiality in the conversation. However, it is also often used by people who like to gossip, in the full knowledge (and often in the hope) that the recipient of the information will pass it on.

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When I write BYAM, I mean this:

meaning of BYAM

BYAM suggests that what is being shared should not be passed on.

Summary of Key Points

"Between You and Me" is the most common definition for BYAM on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Between You and Me
Guessability:guessability level 4
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:typical user

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An Academic Look at BYAM

BYAM is classified as an initialism abbreviation, as it is pronounced one letter at a time.

Other examples of initialisms are:
  • AI - "Artificial Intelligence."
  • EW - "Electronic Warfare."
Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are abbreviations spoken as words. For example:
  • GOAT - "Greatest Of All Time."
  • FANG - "Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, and Google."

Example of BYAM Used in a Text

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