What Does BYOB Mean in a Text?

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BYOB means "Bring Your Own Bottle," or "Bring Your Own Beer," or "Bring Your Own Booze."

The abbreviation BYOB is often included on an invitation to a party to indicate that guests should bring their own alcohol.

BYOB is also sometimes seen on the menus of restaurants that do not have a license to sell alcohol, but allow patrons to consume their own. (Often for a "corkage fee.")

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When I write BYOB, I mean this:

meaning of BYOB

"Bring Your Own Bottle (or Booze)"

Summary of Key Points

"Bring Your Own Bottle (or Booze)" is the most common definition for BYOB on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Bring Your Own Bottle (or Booze)
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user


An Academic Look at BYOB

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

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

Example of BYOB Used in a Text

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