What Does ABT2 Mean?

ABT2 means "About To." The term ABT2 is used in text messaging and other text-based communications with the meaning "About To." ABT2 indicates that the sender was going to do something when something else occurred, or is about to do something at the moment of sending the message. For example:
  • I was ABT2 leave when I got your message.
  • I am ABT2 go home.

Summary of Key Points

"About To" is the most common definition for ABT2 on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:About To
1: Easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Image for ABT2

When I write ABT2, I mean this:

meaning of ABT2
The girl is ABT2 fall into the water.


Examples of ABT2 in Sentences

Here are examples of ABT2 being used in conversations:
  • Joe: Hey mate, do you have the $20 that I lent you?
  • Kris: I was just ABT2 call you about that.
  • Pat: How is the game going?
  • Toni: Boring! I'm just ABT2 poke my eyes out with a hotdog.

An Academic Look at ABT2

ABT2 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 or written "About To" instead of using ABT2.

Example of ABT2 Used in a Text


See Also

ABT (about) BOUT (about) FIXIN TO (going to or about to)