What Does CBB Mean in a Text?

CBB means "Can't Be Bothered"(i.e., lacking enthusiasm or feeling demotivated). It is the root of the following so-called "CB" abbreviations that describe the same sentiment:
  • CBS (Can't Be Stuffed)
  • CBF (Can't Be F*cked)
  • CBA (Can't Be Arsed)
  • CEEB (Can't Be Bothered)
  • CEEBS (Can't Be Bothered)
  • CEEBZ (Can't Be Bothered)
The abbreviations above are known as the "CBs" or, more commonly, the CEEBS or CEEBZ.

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When I write CBB, I mean this:

meaning of CBB

CBB simply means "I can't be bothered."

Summary of Key Points

"Can't Be Bothered" is the most common definition for CBB on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Can't Be Bothered
Guessability:guessability level 4
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:typical user

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Examples of CBB in Sentences

Here is an example of CBB being used in a conversation:
  • Kate: Why don't we go for a look around the shops?
  • Jeff: CBB. I hate the crowds.

An Academic Look at CBB

CBB is an abbreviation. CBB differs from its variants CEEB, CEEBS, CEEBZ which act as words in their own right, most commonly as nouns but also as adjectives. CBB is generally used as a standalone declarative sentence. For example:
  • I'm not joining the game tonight. CBB.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would have said something like "I don't feel like it" or "I can't be bothered" instead of CBB.

Example of CBB Used in a Text

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