What Does GMAB Mean in a Text?

GMAB means "Give Me A Break."

The abbreviation GMAB is typically used with the meaning "Give Me A Break" to convey disbelief or exasperation. GMAB is often used in protest, as a response to what is perceived to be an unreasonable request or order. It can also convery genuine disbelief.

GMAB is often expressed as "Gimme A Break."

"Give Me a Break" is a song by the American vocal group The Ritchie Family, first released as a single in 1980.

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When I write GMAB, I mean this:

meaning of GMAB

GMAB is used to express disbelief or exasperation.

Summary of Key Points

"Give Me a Break" is the most common definition for GMAB on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Give Me a Break
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of GMAB in Sentences

Here are examples of GMAB being used in conversations:
  • Mother: Will you please tidy your room.
  • Child: GMAB, Mum! I've only just got up.
  • (Here, GMAB is being used in protest.)
  • Ryan: Did you hear that Sandra got 100 per cent in her exam?
  • Carl: GMAB! She must have cheated.
  • (Here, GMAB is being used to express increduility.)

An Academic Look at GMAB

GMAB is typically used as an imperative (i.e., an order). It can also be used as an interjection. An interjection is not grammatically related to any other part of the sentence. It is included in a sentence (usually at the start) to express a sentiment such as surprise, disgust, joy, excitement, or enthusiasm.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "No way!" or "Get off my back!" instead of using GMAB.

Example of GMAB Used in a Text

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