What Does OBVY Mean?

The word OBVY is a contraction of "obviously." It is typically seen as a single word response to an obvious statement or a question that does need an answer because the answer is so obvious.

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When I write OBVY, I mean this:

meaning of OBVY

"Er, yeah, obviously."

Summary of Key Points

"Obviously" is the most common definition for OBVY 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 OBVY in Sentences

Here are examples of OBVY being used in conversations:
  • Charlie: I am wearing my new shoes tonight.
  • Jordan: OBVY.
  • Charlie: Are you going to Sarah's party?
  • Jordan: OBVY

An Academic Look at OBVY

OBVY is an adverb, but the verb it modifies is usually not stated. For example:
  • Charlie: Are you going to Sarah's party?
  • Jordan: OBVY [I am going].
  • (Here, the verb am going is understood but not stated.)
OBVY is a contraction of obviously. Some contractions, like AMP (from Amplifier), use the opening letters of the fully expanded version. Other contractions, like OBVY, use letters from the start and end of the fully expanded version.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "There are no flies on you," "Oh, well done, Sherlock," "Duh," or "Yeah, obviously" instead of OBVY.

Example of OBVY Used in a Text


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