What Does DBEYR Mean in a Text?

DBEYR means "Don't Believe Everything You Read." The abbreviation DBEYR implies that just because something is written down, it does not always mean it is true. Broadly speaking, DBEYR is a warning that you may not be getting the whole truth about something or someone.

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When I write DBEYR, I mean this:

meaning of DBEYR

DBEYR means that you may not be getting the truth about something or someone.

Summary of Key Points

"Don't Believe Everything You Read" is the most common definition for DBEYR on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Don't Believe Everything You Read
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

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Examples of DBEYR in Sentences

Here are examples of DBEYR being used in conversations:
  • Calvin: Apparently the group "Take That" are playing in the village hall on Friday.
  • Brendan: Really? DBEYR. It's probably a cover band.
  • Saul: I heard you'd had an affair with the vicar's wife.
  • Martin: Let me guess, village gossip? DBEYR. I actually said I had more hair than the vicar's wife.

An Academic Look at DBEYR

DBEYR is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Dee Bee Ee Why Arr), but as this is harder to say than "Don't believe everything you read," it is not often spoken using its letters. In other words, the abbreviation DBEYR is for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech.

Example of DBEYR Used in a Text

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