What Does TYB Mean in a Text?

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The Quick Answer

TYB means "Try Your Best" (i.e., to try as hard as you can to achieve something).

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It is usually used as an encouragement or a plea before an endeavour.

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When I write TYB, I mean this:

meaning of TYB

The image shows a coach encouraging a young sportsman.

Summary of Key Points

"Try Your Best" is, by far, the most common meaning for TYB when it is used in a text. (Bear in mind that it could have another meaning if used in a different context.)
Definition:Try Your Best
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of TYB in Sentences

Here are examples of TYB in conversations:
  • Tony: I'm worried I haven't revised enough for my exam!
  • Jordan: TYB, you'll be fine.
  • Tony: TYB and I'll buy you a present.
  • Jordan: Now that's an incentive!

An Academic Look at TYB

TYB is an imperative sentence (i.e., an order). As it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Tee Wye Bee"), TYB is classified as an initialism abbreviation. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.

Example of TYB Used in a Text

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