What Does OBVZ Mean?

The word OBVZ is shorthand for "obviously." It is usually seen as a single-word response to an obvious question or an obvious statement.

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When I write OBVZ, I mean this:

meaning of OBVZ

OBVZ is shorthand for obviously.

Summary of Key Points

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

Here are examples of OBVZ being used in conversations:
  • Charlie: You're in the paper for your court case!
  • Jordan: OBVZ.
  • Charlie: Are you going to John's leaving function?
  • Jordan: OBVZ

An Academic Look at OBVZ

OBVZ is an adverb, but the verb it modifies is usually not stated. For example:
  • Charlie: Are you going to John's leaving function
  • Jordan: OBVZ [I am going].
  • (Here, the verb am going is understood but not stated.)
OBVZ is not a contraction of obviously because the letter Z does not appear in the full version. It is best described as shorthand for obviously.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

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

Example of OBVZ Used in a Text


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