TBS

What Does TBS Mean?

The abbreviation TBS means "To Be Specified," "To Be Specific," "Tablespoon," "Taking Back Sunday (Band)" and "The Best Sex." Here is a little more information about each of these definitions of TBS.

To Be Specified

The abbreviation TBS is used with the meaning "To Be Specified" to indicate that something will be confirmed or decided at some point in the future.

To Be Specific

TBS is also used with the meaning "To Be Specific" to indicate that the sender is providing precise, detailed information. In this context, TBS means the same as the abbreviation TBX (To Be Exact).

Tablespoon

TBS is also a contraction of the word "Tablespoon," when used as a unit of measure in recipes. In this context, TBS is typically typed in lower case (i.e., as "tbs"). "Tablespoon" may also be abbreviated as "tbsp."

Taking Back Sunday

TBS is also used to refer to the American rock band "Taking Back Sunday." The band, from Long Island, New York, was founded in 1999, and was still touring in 2020.

Taking Back Sunday - Cute Without the "E" (Cut From the Team) [Official Video]

The Best Sex

TBS also means "The Best Sex." In this context it is typically used to refer to the sexual prowess of a lover.

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Summary of Key Points

First Definition for TBS

TBS means "To Be Specified." This is a very common definition for TBS on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter.
TBS
Definition:To Be Specified
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Second Definition for TBS

TBS also means "To Be Specific."
TBS
Definition:To Be Specific
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Third Definition for TBS

TBS also means "Tablespoon."
TBS
Definition:Tablespoon
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Fourth Definition for TBS

TBS are also the initials of the band "Taking Back Sunday."
TBS
Definition:Taking Back Sunday (Band)
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Fourth Definition for TBS

"The Best Sex" is another definition for TBS.
TBS
Definition:The Best Sex
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

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Examples of TBS in Sentences

Here are examples of TBS being used in conversations:
  • Cassie: When are TBS touring again?
  • Lisa: TBS.

  • (Here TBS means "Taking Back Sunday" and "To Be Specified.")
  • Grace: What did I do wrong.
  • Nicky: TBS? Be born!

  • (Here TBS means "To Be Specific.")
  • Bill: How much thickener should I add?
  • Nicky: Try a TBS. You can add more if it needs it.

  • (Here TBS means "Tablespoon.")
  • Julie: He's such a dork. I don't know what you see in him.
  • Helen: TBS.
  • Julie: Enough said.

  • (Here TBS means "The Best Sex.")

An Academic Look at TBS

When used with the meanings "To Be Specified," "To Be Specific," "The Best Sex," and "Taking Back Sunday," TBS is classified as an initialism abbreviation. This means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e.,"Tee Bee Ess"). Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.

When used with the meaning "Tablespoon," TBS is a contraction. Some contractions, like TBS, use letters of the fully expanded word in sequence. Other contractions, like Dr, use letters from the start and end of the fully expanded version. Contractions can also be formed by replacing a letter or letters with an apostrophe (e.g., can't).

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have just said "To Be Specified" or "To Be Specific" instead of using the abbreviation TBS. (In recipes, the use of TBS to mean "Tablespoon" long predates the digital era.)

Example of TBS Used in a Text

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