What Does BYO Mean in a Text?

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").

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When I write BYO, I mean this:

meaning of BYO

"Bring Your Own"

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
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

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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