What Does 2BH Mean?

2BH means "To be honest." It is typically used to introduce a frank opinion.

Be aware when using 2BH because it can:
  • Appear condescending.
  • Come across as combative.
  • Suggest you may have been lying on previous occasions (i.e., you felt the need to declare your honesty on this occasion).

Video Summarizing 2BH

Here's a short video explaining how to use 2BH:

Summary of Key Points

"To Be Honest" is the most common definition for 2BH on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:To Be Honest
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Image for 2BH

When I write 2BH, I mean this:

meaning of 2BH
2BH means to be honest.


Examples of 2BH in Sentences

Here are examples of 2BH being used in conversations:
  • 2BH, my husband and I were happy for twenty years...but, then we met.
  • Claire: What do you think of my new dress?
  • Diane: Well, 2BH it doesn't do you any favours.

An Academic Look at 2BH

2BH 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 Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would have just said "to be honest" instead of 2BH.

Using Numbers in Texts

This video shows the different ways that numbers are used in "text speak":

Example of 2BH Used in a Text


See Also

HTG (honest to God) IIH (if I'm honest) IMAHO (in my absolute honest opinion) JBH (just being honest) LBH (let's be honest) MHO (my honest opinion) TBBH (to be brutally honest) TBCH (to be completely honest) TBH (to be honest)