What Does GBTM Mean in a Text?

GBTM means "Get Back To Me." The abbreviation GBTM is normally used at the end of a conversation. GBTM usually indicates that one of the participants has to go away in order to confirm something and is expected to re-establish contact quite soon.

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When I write GBTM, I mean this:

meaning of GBTM

"Get Back To Me"

Summary of Key Points

"Get Back to Me" is the most common definition for GBTM on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Get Back to Me
Guessability:guessability level 4
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of GBTM in Sentences

Here are examples of GBTM being used in conversations:
  • Kerry: I am not sure about that.
  • Pete: OK. GBTM when you find out.
  • Steve: Can you please check with Teresa and GBTM?
  • Helen: Will do.

An Academic Look at GBTM

GBTM is an initialism abbreviation. This means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Gee Bee Tee Emm). The abbreviation GBTM is not normally used speech but for efficiency in writing.

The abbreviation GBTM is normally used as a standalone declarative sentence (i.e., a statement) with the meaning "Get back to me. GBTM is not often used as another part of speech within a wider sentence.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have just said "Get back to me" instead of GBTM.

Example of GBTM Used in a Text

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