What Does OBVI Mean in a Text?

OBVI means "Obviously."

The abbreviation OBVI is a contraction of the word "Obviously." It is typically used as a single word reply to a statement or a question that doesn't need a detailed response because the answer is so apparent.

OBVI is one of many abbreviations of the word "Obvious." Others include "Obvious" ones, such as OBS and OBV, as well as less "Obvious" ones, such as IKH (I Know, Huh) and LDO (Like Duh, Obviously).

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When I write OBVI, I mean this:

meaning of OBVI

OBVI is an obvious contraction of the word "Obviously."

Summary of Key Points

"Obviously" is the most common definition for OBVI on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of OBVI in Sentences

Here are examples of OBVI being used in conversations:
  • Julie: Who's gonna win tonight?
  • Jake: We are. OBVI.
  • Mother: Why do you call your new boyfriend "Donkey"?
  • Daughter: Because he's as strong as a mule, OBVI.

An Academic Look at OBVI

OBVI is a shortened version of the word "Obviously." Therefore it is a contraction. Contractions tend to be formed in one of three ways:
  • Using letters from the start of the word (as is the case with "Obviously").
  • Using letters from the start and end of the word (e.g., Dr from Doctor).
  • Using an apostrophe to replace a letter or letters (e.g., can't from cannot).
For reasons of brevity, contractions are rarely followed by periods/full stops, and apostrophes are routinely omitted.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "Of course!" instead of using OBVI.

Example of OBVI Used in a Text

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