What Does NBB Mean in a Text?

NBB means "Never Been Better." NBB means that everything is going very well (i.e., better than ever). As a colloquial term, it should not be taken too literally. Sometimes, it simply means things are okay.

NBB is also often used sarcastically when things are going badly.

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When I write NBB, I mean this:

meaning of NBB

NBB means "Never been better" (i.e., everything is just fine).

Summary of Key Points

"Never Been Better" is the most common definition for NBB on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Never Been Better
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of NBB in Sentences

Here are examples of NBB being used in conversations:
  • Tony: How are you after Saturday?
  • Jordan: NBB, thanks
  • Tony: How are you after Saturday?
  • Jordan: Oh, NBB. (Here, NBB is being used sarcastically.)

An Academic Look at NBB

NBB is typically used as a standalone declarative sentence with the meaning "I have never been better" or "Things have never been better."

Of note, NBB is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., En Bee Bee), but as this is harder to say than "Never been better," it is not often uttered using its letters. In other words, the abbreviation NBB 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 "fine and dandy" or "tip top" instead of NBB.

Example of NBB Used in a Text

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