What Does YOMB Mean in a Text?

YOMB means "You Owe Me Big." It is sent to someone after doing them a good turn to remind them that they are now in your debt or simply as recognition that you have done them a good turn.

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When I write YOMB, I mean this:

meaning of YOMB

YOMB (You Owe Me Big) can be spoken like an acronym or using its individual letters.

Summary of Key Points

"You Owe Me Big" is the most common definition for YOMB on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:You Owe Me Big
Type:Acronym and Abbreviation
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of YOMB in Sentences

Here are examples of YOMB being used in conversations:
  • Charlie: Thanks for standing up for me in today's meeting.
  • Jordan: YOMB. The boss was not impressed.
  • I've cleaned your car YOMB.

An Academic Look at YOMB

YOMB is used as a standalone declarative sentence (i.e., a statement), which translates best as "You are in my debt." In other words, it is not used as another part of speech within a wider sentence.

Unusually, YOMB is used like an acronym (i.e., spoken like a word) and an initialism abbreviation (i.e., spoken using its individual letters).

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "You are indebted to me" instead of YOMB.

Example of YOMB Used in a Text

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