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What Does BWM Mean?

BWM means "Bear with Me." The abbreviation BWM is a request for you to wait while someone finds something, usually information. It is another way of saying "please be patient" or "please wait." BWM is sometimes contracted to BW meaning "Bear With."

On dating sites and apps, BWM means "Bi-Sexual White Male."

Summary of Key Points

"Bear with Me" is the most common definition for BWM on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
BWM
Definition:Bear with Me
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

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When I write BWM, I mean this:

meaning of BWM
BWM means "Bear With Me," similar to "Please Wait."

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Examples of BWM in Sentences

Here are examples of BWM being used in conversations:
  • Reg: Have you got that report ready?
  • Ronnie: BWM I'll find it in the filing cabinet.
  • Sandra: What time does the film start tonight?
  • Jane: BWM.

An Academic Look at BWM

The verb "to bear" means to tolerate.

BWM is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Bee Dublyu Emm), but as this is harder to say than "Bear with me," it is not often uttered using its letters. In other words, the abbreviation BWM is for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "give me a minute" instead of BWM.

Second Definition for BWM

This meaning was also noted:
BWM
Definition:Bisexual White Male
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Example of BWM Used in a Text

BWM

See Also

HOLD UP (Please Wait) HYH (Hold Your Horses (i.e. wait a moment)) W8AM (Wait A Minute) WAM (Wait A Minute) WFI (Wait For It) PBP (Please Be Patient) H/O (Hold On) HO (Hold On) HOAS (Hold On A Second)