What Does STBX Mean in a Text?

STBX means "Soon-To-Be Ex."

The abbreviation STBX is typically used with the meaning "Soon-To-Be Ex" to refer to a person who is soon to be dumped by or is planning to leave their partner. STBX can also be used to refer to anyone in any position who is about to move on (e.g., to resign, be fired or be promoted). For example:
  • He is now officially my STBX boyfriend.
  • He has just appointed his new STBX Secretary of State.
"Soon-To-Be Ex" is also abbreviated as STBE.

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When I write STBX, I mean this:

meaning of STBX

It looks like someone is an STBX.

Summary of Key Points

"Soon-To-Be Ex" is the most common definition for STBX 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 STBX in Sentences

Here are examples of STBX being used in conversations:
  • Lynne: Who's that he is arguing with?
  • Roger: His STBX girlfriend, I think.
  • John: Did you see that on the news about the state governor?
  • Pete: Do you mean the STBX state governor?

An Academic Look at STBX

STBX is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Ess Tee Bee Ex). However, it is not spoken using its letters. The abbreviation STBX 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 STBX.

Example of STBX Used in a Text


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