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What Does B/W Mean?

B/W means "Between" or "Black And White."

"Between" is probably the most popular meaning of B/W in computer-based conversations, such as chat forums and instant messaging. However, "Black And White" is often seen when referring to a photograph in shades of black and white (as opposed to a colour photograph).

Of note, another meaning of B/W is "Backed With," which is commonly used in the context of vinyl singles, referring to the flip side (the B side) of the record.

Summary of Key Points

"Between " is the most common definition for B/W on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
B/W
Definition:Between see also B&W)
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
1: Easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Second Definition for B/W

This meaning was also noted:
B/W
Definition:Black and White (see also B&W)
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
1: Easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Image for B/W

When I write B/W, I mean this:

meaning of B/W
B/W: In this "Black and White" image the lady is "Between" two girls.

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Examples of B/W in Sentences

Here are examples of B/W (meaning "Between") being used in jokes:
  • B/W you and me, if I had a dollar for every girl that found me unattractive, they would eventually find me attractive.
  • Fifty years ago, I started out with nothing. Despite all the things that have happened B/W that day and today, I still have most of it.

An Academic Look at B/W

B/W is usually seen as a contraction of the word "Between," which is a preposition. It is typically used to distinguish B/W two or more separate and distinct things. For example:
  • Share the sweets B/W Karen, Jamie, Rob, and Ned.
  • (Here, B/W distinguishes B/W all four named children.)

Example of B/W Used in a Text

B/W

See Also

Learn how to insert special punctuation symbols BTL (between the lines) BYAM (between you and me) RBTL (read between the lines) B&W (black and white) BW (black and white)