What Does OBVO Mean?

The term OBVO is a contraction of the word "Obviously."

OBVO is typically seen as a single word reply to an obvious statement or question. It often implies disdain or condescension. For example:
  • Sam: You look great tonight.
  • Jo: OBVO.
  • Mel: My new date is blind and deaf.
  • Lee: OBVO.
OBVO is one of many abbreviations of the word "Obviously." Others include:

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When I write OBVO, I mean this:

meaning of OBVO

OBVO is often used disdainfully or condescendingly.

Summary of Key Points

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

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An Academic Look at OBVO

OBVO is a contraction of the word obviously.Some contractions use letters of the fully expanded word in sequence. Other contractions use letters from the start and end of the fully expanded version (e.g., Dr). Contractions can also be formed by replacing a letter or letters with an apostrophe (e.g., can't).

For reasons of brevity, contractions are rarely followed by periods/full stops and apostrophes are routinely omitted in text-based conversations.

Example of OBVO Used in a Text


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