What Does BYO Mean?

BYO means "Bring Your Own."

BYO is often included on party invitations and restaurant menus with the meaning "Bring Your Own." It is a further abbreviation of BYOB ("Bring Your Own Booze/Beer/Bottle").

Summary of Key Points

"Bring Your Own" is the most common definition for BYO on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Bring Your Own
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers


An Academic Look at BYO

BYO is classified as an initialism abbreviation, as it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Bee Why Oh").

Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are abbreviations spoken as words (e.g., GOAT, NATO).

Example of BYO Used in a Text


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