What Does YGTBK Mean?

YGTBK means "You've Got To Be Kidding." YGTBK is used to express disbelief or surprise. It is synonymous with the following:

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When I write YGTBK, I mean this:

meaning of YGTBK

YGTBK (You've got to be kidding me) expresses surprise.

Summary of Key Points

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

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of YGTBK in Sentences

Here are examples of YGTBK being used in conversations:
  • Tony: I think I've left the oven on.
  • Jordan: YGTBK!
  • Tony: Rumour has it that you've won the literary prize.
  • Jordan: YGTBK!

An Academic Look at YGTBK

YGTBK is used as a standalone declarative sentence (i.e., a statement). In other words, it is not used as another part of speech within a wider sentence.

Of interest, as it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Yu Gee Tee Bee Kay"), YGTBK is classified as an initialism abbreviation. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.

Example of YGTBK Used in a Text


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