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Meaning of 2B


What Does 2B Mean?

2B means "To Be". The abbreviation 2B is often used with the meaning "To Be" to indicate a deadline. E.g., "This needs 2B done by 5:00 pm today."

2B is also sometimes used to preface a statement or opinion. For example:
  • 2B honest, I didn't like working there anyway.
  • 2B fair, he paid for it.
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Definition for 2B

2B means "To Be". This is the most common definition for 2B on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter. Here is some more information about 2B:

2B
Definition:To Be
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
1: Easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults, Teenagers, and Under 13s
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When I write 2B, I mean this:

meaning of 2B
If Prince Hamlet had access to text messaging, he might have said "2B or not 2B".
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Examples of 2B in Sentences

Here are examples of 2B being used in conversations:
  • Prince Hamlet : 2B or not 2B, that is the question.
  • Guy: I would love 2B with you when I wake up in the morning.
  • Girl: 2B honest, you would have to drug me first.

An Academic Look at 2B

2B is defined as a cyber term because some of its characters are used as substitutes for letters. Most cyber terms were introduced to reduce the number of key strokes required to write the word, but since the arrival of predictive texting and keyboards on mobile devices, this efficiency is no longer required. Nevertheless, cyber terms are still regularly used to make messages more entertaining or to express individuality. Cyber terms differ from icons because they are not pictorial representations.

What Did We Used To Say?

Before the digital era, we would have just said "To Be" instead of using the abbreviation 2B.

A Text with 2B

Using 2B on a Cell Phone (SMS Texts, Whatsapp, and Yubl)

 
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