What Does CEO Mean in a Text?

CEO means "Chief Executive Officer" and "Best or Greatest."

Officially, the abbreviation CEO means "Chief Executive Officer" (i.e., the top executive in a company). However, in everyday chat, both online and offline, CEO is used to refer to anyone who is the best at something. In this context, CEO can be used both admiringly and ironically or sarcastically. For example:
  • She is the CEO of gaming.
  • He is the CEO of breaking hearts.
  • I am the CEO of dodging chores.
The responsibilities of the CEO of a company usually include:
  • Managing the company's overall operations and performance.
  • Serving as the link between the Board of Directors and other executives (e.g., the CFO and CSR).
  • Implementing corporate policy.
  • Leading (in contrast to managing) the company's overall operations.
Sometimes called the President or Managing Director (MD), the CEO is ultimately responsible for a company's success or failure.

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meaning of CEO

Informally, CEO is the best or greatest at something.

Summary of Key Points for First Definition

"Best or Greatest" is the most common definition for CEO on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Best or Greatest
Guessability:guessability level 1
1: Easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

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Summary of Key Points for Second Definition

"Chief Executive Officer" is the most common definition for CEO in business circles.
Definition:Chief Executive Officer
Guessability:guessability level 1
1: Easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

An Academic Look at CEO

CEO is used as a noun. When the term is expanded, it is a noun phrase based on the common noun Officer. The words Chief and Executive are attributive adjectives modifying Officer.

Example of CEO Used in a Text

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