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Meaning of BHS


What Does BHS Mean?

BHS means "Be Home Soon" and "British Home Stores".

BHS is typically used in text-based communications to mean "Be Home Soon". It announces that the sender will be home shortly. It is often sent in response to a question about likely time of arrival, or as a follow up to BHL8 ("Be Home Late"), which announces that the sender has been delayed.

BHS can also mean "British Home Stores", a British department store chain founded in 1928, which ceased to trade in August 2016. In October 2016, the House of Commons of the British Parliament recommended that the former owner of BHS, the billionaire Philip Green, be stripped of his knighthood due to his apparent mishandling of the company's pension scheme.
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Definition for BHS

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

BHS
Definition:Be Home Soon
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers
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When I write BHS, I mean this:

meaning of BHS
BHS typically mean "Be Home Soon". It can also mean "British Home Stores".
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Examples of BHS in Sentences

Here are examples of BHS being used in conversations:
  • Husband: Hello, darling. Sorry I'm late. BHS.
  • Wife: No problem. Your dinner is in the dog.
  • Wayne: I am going Russia to watch England in the soccer World Cup.
  • Angus: You'll BHS then.

An Academic Look at BHS

BHS is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Bee Aitch Ess).

When used to mean "British Home Stores", BHS is usually uttered using its letters. However, when used to mean "Be Home Soon", BHS is used for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech.

What Did We Used To Say?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "back soon" or "on my way" instead of using the abbreviation BHS to mean "Be Home Soon".

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Second Definition for BHS

This meaning was also noted:

BHS
Definition:British Home Stores
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers
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Using BHS on a Cell Phone (SMS Texts, Whatsapp, and Yubl)

 
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