What Does PBWY Mean in a Text?

PBWY means "Peace Be With You." The abbreviation PBWY is widely used as a way of saying goodbye at the end of a text based conversation. According to the bible, the phrase "Peace Be With You" was used by Jesus when speaking to the disciples following his resurrection.

"Peace Be With You" is also abbreviated as PBWU.

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When I write PBWY, I mean this:

meaning of PBWY

PBWY is a way of saying "Goodbye" .

Summary of Key Points

"Peace Be With You" is the most common definition for PBWY on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Peace Be With You
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of PBWY in Sentences

Here are examples of PBWY being used in conversations:
  • Jimmy: See you on here same time tomorrow.
  • Barney: Take care, man. PBWY.
  • Hippy 1: Ciao, dude. Catch you tomorrow.
  • Hippy 2: OK, man. PBWY.

An Academic Look at PBWY

PBWY is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Pee Bee Dublyoo Why"). However, it is not usually spoken using its letters. The abbreviation PBWY is used for efficiency in writing rather than for efficiency in speech.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would have just said "Peace Be With You" instead of using the abbreviation PBWY.

Example of PBWY Used in a Text

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