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Meaning of BB


What Does BB Mean?

BB means "Big Brother" or "Be Back". The abbreviation BB most commonly refers to the television reality show "Big Brother", which was originally broadcast in the†Netherlands†and subsequently†syndicated†internationally. In the show, contestants are continuously monitored by live television cameras as they live together in a specially-constructed house that is isolated from the outside world.

The term†"Big Brother"†originates from†George Orwell's†novel†Nineteen Eighty-Four (first published in 1949),†with its theme of constant surveillance of the populace. Other meanings of the abbreviation BB include:
  • Be Back. Sometimes used in internet chat rooms to indicate that a participant is leaving the group, but will be back shortly.
  • Blackberry. A communications company that was once one of the most prominent producers of smartphones in the world.†
  • Baby. Typically used in internet chat rooms and text speak as a term of endearment.
  • BB gun. A type of air gun†designed to fire spherical projectiles "BBs", which are similar to†shot†pellets.†
  • Basketball. The game of basketball.†
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Definition for BB

BB means "Big Brother (TV)". This is the most common definition for BB on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter. Here is some more information about BB:

BB
Definition:Big Brother (TV)
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers
An Image for BB
When I write BB, I mean this:

meaning of BB
The image is a reminder that "Big Brother" is always watching.
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Examples of BB in Sentences

Here are examples of BB being used in jokes:
  • 80% of BB applicants are between 16 and 24.The rest have a significantly higher IQ.
  • When is a smart phone just a phone?
  • When itís a BB.

An Academic Look at BB

When used to mean "Big Brother", BB is classed as an initialism abbreviation. It is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Bee Bee"). Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.

What Did We Used To Say?

Before the digital era, we would have just said something like "Big Brother" or talked about the "Police State" instead of using the abbreviation BB.

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Second Definition for BB

This meaning was also noted:

BB
Definition:Be Back [inÖ]
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers
A Text with BB

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

 
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