What Does CMB Mean in a Text?

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The Quick Answer

CMB means "Call Me Back."

More Observations...

The abbreviation CMB is a request for someone to call you after you've called them. This is usually done because you are busy, they are busy, or you want to pass the call charge to them. Of note, PCMB "Please CMB" is a more polite way of saying the same thing.

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When I write CMB, I mean this:

meaning of CMB

CMB means "Call me back."

Summary of Key Points

"Call Me Back" is, by far, the most common meaning for CMB when it is used in a text. (Bear in mind that it could have another meaning if used in a different context.)
Definition:Call Me Back
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of CMB in Sentences

Here are examples of CMB in conversations:
  • Chatty Person: Hiya, how's things?
  • Busy Person: Can't talk right now, CMB in an hour.
  • Mike: We need another person for the team tomorrow. Can you help?
  • Jeremy: I'll have to check my diary, CMB later, and I'll let you know.

An Academic Look at CMB

As it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Cee Em Bee"), CMB is classified as an initialism abbreviation. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words. CMB is typically used as an imperative statement (i.e., an order).

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "would you mind ringing me back, please?" instead of CMB.

Example of CMB Used in a Text

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