What Does BST Mean in a Text?

BST means "Blood, Sweat and Tears" and "British Summer Time." Here is more information about each of these definitions of BST.

Blood, Sweat and Tears

On social media and chat forums, BST means "Blood, Sweat and Tears," which is an idiomatic expression that conveys the idea of great effort, hard work, and personal sacrifice in striving towards a particular goal. When someone says they've put their "blood, sweat, and tears" into something, it means they've given it their all, often persevering through challenges or difficult circumstances.

"Blood Sweat & Tears" is the title of a song by the South Korean boy band BTS, from their second studio album "Wings", released in 2016.

British Summer Time

"British Summer Time" (BST) is the practice of adjusting clocks forward one hour from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) during the months of summer, to extend evening daylight and reduce the need for artificial lighting. This time period generally lasts from the last Sunday in March until the last Sunday in October.

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BST also means "Blood, Sweat and Tears."

Summary of Key Points for the First Definition

"Blood, Sweat and Tears" is the most common definition for BST on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Blood, Sweat and Tears
Guessability:guessability level 3

3: Guessable

Typical Users:typical user
Adults and Teenagers

Summary of Key Points for the Second Definition

"British Summer Time" is another common definition for BST.
Definition:British Summer Time
Guessability:guessability level 4

4: Difficult to guess

Typical Users:typical user
Adults and Teenagers

An Academic Look at BST

Whether used with the meaning "Blood, Sweat and Tears" or "British Summer Time," BST is classified as an initialism. Initialisms are abbreviations pronounced one letter at a time.

Other examples of initialisms are:
  • FBI - "Federal Bureau of Investigation."
  • CEO - "Chief Executive Officer."
Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are abbreviations spoken as words. For example:
  • GOAT - "Greatest Of All Time."
  • NATO - "North Atlantic Treaty Organisation."

Example of BST Used in a Text

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