What Does BBC Mean in a Text?

BBC means "British Broadcasting Corporation" and "British Born Chinese." However, if you've encountered this abbreviation in a text message or online chat, and don't know what it means, the chances are that it stands for "Big Black Cock." Here is more information about each of these definitions, with examples of use.

Big Black Cock

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On online dating sites, adult chat forums, and in general online chat, BBC usually means "Big Black Cock." It is an explicit phrase that originated within adult entertainment and has permeated into more general internet and texting vernacular. It refers specifically to the genitalia of an African-American male, emphasizing size as a primary characteristic. This term is often used in contexts that fetishize racial and physical attributes, which can be problematic from a social and cultural perspective.

Discussions around BBC in this context, not only highlight issues of objectification and stereotyping within adult media, but also raise broader questions about racial dynamics and sexual politics. Its usage is steeped in controversy, as it intersects with sensitive topics of race, sexuality, and consent, making it a complex and often divisive term that requires thoughtful consideration in any discourse.

British Broadcasting Corporation

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On a more mainstream level, BBC is widely recognized as the initials of the British Broadcasting Corporation, a public service broadcaster. The BBC is primarily funded by an annual television license fee, paid by all British households, companies, and organizations which use any type of equipment to receive or record live television broadcasts. The BBC World Service broadcasts around the world in 28 languages.

British Born Chinese

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BBC can also signify "British Born Chinese". In this context, BBC is used to denote individuals of Chinese descent who were born in Great Britain. Similar terms are also used for other nations, such as CBC ("Canadian Born Chinese") and ABC ("American Born Chinese").

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When I write BBC, I mean this:

meaning of BBC

BBC also means "British Broadcasting Corporation" and "British Born Chinese."

Summary of Key Points for First Definition

"Big Black Cock." is a common definition for BBC on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok, as well as on online dating sites, such as Craigslist, Tinder, Zoosk and
Definition:Big Black Cock
Guessability:guessability level 4
4: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user


Summary of Key Points for Second Definition

"British Broadcasting Corporation" is the most widely recognized definition for BBC.
Definition:British Broadcasting Corporation
Guessability:guessability level 3

3: Guessable

Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Summary of Key Points for Third Definition

BBC also means "British Born Chinese."
Definition:British Born Chinese
Guessability:guessability level 3

3: Guessable

Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of BBC in Sentences

Here's an example of BBC being used in conversation:
  • TV Reporter 1: Have you heard that a Premier League soccer player, is famous for his BBC?
  • TV Reporter 2: I have. But, I never thought that I would hear it mentioned during a live broadcast on the BBC!
  • (Here, BBC means both "Big Black Cock" and "British Broadcasting Corporation.")

An Academic Look at BBC

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Whether used with the meaning "Big Black Cock," "British Born Chinese," or "British Broadcasting Corporation," BBC is an initialism abbreviation. This means it is pronounced using its individual letters. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are abbreviations spoken like words.

Example of BBC Used in a Text

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