What Does GTBB Mean in a Text?

GTBB means "Good to Be Back."

The phrase "Good To Be Back" usually indicates someone is pleased to have returned after being away. However, GTBB is also often used sarcastically, to indicate that someone is not at all happy to have returned (e.g., on returning to work after vacation).

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When I write GTBB, I mean this:

GTBB usually indicates that you are happy to have returned.

Summary of Key Points

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

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of GTBB in Sentences

Here are examples of GTBB being used in conversations:
  • Sandra: You're home! You've been away for ages.
  • Mike: I landed last night. It's GTBB.
  • Nigel: You've got a stack of work to catch up on after your holiday.
  • Neeta: Great! It's always GTBB.

An Academic Look at GTBB

GTBB is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Gee Tee Bee Bee). However, it is not often spoken using its letters. In other words, the abbreviation GTBB is for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "Great to be back!" instead of using GTBB.

Example of GTBB Used in a Text

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