Meaning of BMT

What Does BMT Mean?

BMT means "Basic Military Training" "Big Man Ting" and "Before My Time".

"Basic Military Training". BMT is most commonly used with the definition "Basic Military Training" to refer to the initial phase of training for recruits entering military service.

"Big Man Ting". BMT is also used to mean "Big Man Ting". This is a phrase originally from Jamaican patois (meaning "Big Man Thing"), which indicates that a matter is for adults only, not for children or young people. For example:
  • Child: Can I stay up when they visit?
  • Parent: No. It's a BMT.
"Before My Time". BMT can also be used to mean "Before My Time". This is used to state that something occurred before the sender was born or was around. For example:
  • Nosy Neighbour: Do you know his wife?
  • New Girlfriend: No. She was BMT.
  • Nosy Neighbour: Oh. That's not what I'd heard
Summary of Key Points

First Definition for BMT

BMT means "Basic Military Training". This is the most common definition for BMT on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter. Here is some more information about BMT:

Definition:Basic Military Training
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults & Teenagers

Second Definition for BMT

BMT also means "Big Man Ting":

Definition:Big Man Ting
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:

Third Definition for BMT

BMT also means "Before My Time":

Definition:Before My Time
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
An Image for BMT
When I write BMT, I mean this:

meaning of BMT
BMT can be fun!

Examples of BMT in Sentences

Here are examples of BMT being used in conversations:
  • Ray: Did you get into the Army?
  • Carl: Yes. I start my BMT next week.
  • Jules: Did you serve in Vietnam?
  • Ralph: Don't be cheeky! That was way BMT.

An Academic Look at BMT

As it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Bee Emm Tee"), BMT is classified as an initialism abbreviation. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.

What Did We Used To Say?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "Basic training", "For Adults Only" and "Before I Was Around" instead of using BMT.

A Text with BMT

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


See Also

OPS (Operations (Military)) RMAS (Royal Military Academy Sandhurst) MP (Military Police)