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What Does NBD Mean?NBD (No Big Deal) is typically used as a response to:
- Undermine someone's boast. (In this case, it means "that's not as special as you think it is.")
- Show support for someone's declaration of woe. (In this case, it means "that's not as bad as you think it is.")
Summary of Key Points"No Big Deal" is the most common definition for NBD on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
|Definition:||No Big Deal|
2: Quite easy to guess
Adults and Teenagers
Image for NBDWhen I write NBD, I mean this:
NBD means different things depending on the context. It can mean "that's not as special as you think it is," "that's not as bad as you think it is," or "it's all in a day's work."
Examples of NBD in SentencesHere are examples of IRL being used in sentences:
- Tony: I got an A in English!
- Jordan: NBD. You are English! (Here, NBD means "that's not as special as you think it is.")
- Tony: I've maxed out two credit cards.
- Jordan: NBD. You've just been promoted. Relax. (Here, NBD means "that's not as bad as you think it is.")
- I've been nominated for a bravery award NBD. (Here, NBD means "it's all in a day's work.")
An Academic Look at NBDNBD is most commonly used as a standalone declarative sentence (i.e., a statement), meaning "It is no big deal." When it is used in a wider sentence, NBD is used as a noun. (NB: When NBD is expanded, it is a noun phrase based on the common noun Deal. The words No and Big are adjectives modifying Deal.)
NBD is an initialism abbreviation. This means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., En Bee Dee). Initialisms contrast with acronyms, which are spoken like words.
What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?Before the digital era, we might have written something like "Isn't that the norm?" instead of NBD.
Example of NBD Used in a Text
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