What Does STBE Mean in a Text?

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STBE means "Soon-To-Be Ex."

The abbreviation STBE is typically used with the meaning "Soon-To-Be Ex" to refer to a person who is soon to be dumped by or to leave their partner. STBE can also be used to refer to anyone in any position who is about to resign, be fired or to otherwise move on. For example:
  • Don't worry about her. I am her STBE boyfriend.
  • He is the STBE Head of the FBI.
"Soon-To-Be Ex" is also abbreviated as STBX.

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When I write STBE, I mean this:

meaning of STBE

The destruction of a wedding certificate probably indicates a STBE.

Summary of Key Points

"Soon-To-Be Ex" is the most common definition for STBE on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Soon-To-Be Ex
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of STBE in Sentences

Here are examples of STBE being used in conversations:
  • Mick: Who did you take?
  • Neil: My STBE. There was no-one else.
  • Mick: Awkward.
  • Richard: Look at her smiling.
  • Stuart: Little does she know she's a STBE.

An Academic Look at STBE

STBE is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Ess Tee Bee Ee). However, it is not spoken using its letters. The abbreviation STBE is used for efficiency in writing and not for efficiency in speech.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would have just said "Soon-To-Be Ex" instead of using the abbreviation STBE.

Example of STBE Used in a Text

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