What Does CMB Mean?

CMB means "Call Me Back." The abbreviation CMB is a request for someone to call you after you've called them. This is usually done because you are busy, they are busy, or you want to pass the call charge to them.

Of note, PCMB "Please CMB" is a more polite way of saying the same thing.

Summary of Key Points

"Call Me Back" is the most common definition for CMB on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Call Me Back
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

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When I write CMB, I mean this:

meaning of CMB
CMB means "Call me back."


Examples of CMB in Sentences

Here are examples of CMB being used in conversations:
  • Chatty Person: Hiya, how's things?
  • Busy Person: Can't talk right now, CMB in an hour.
  • Mike: We need another person for the team tomorrow. Can you help?
  • Jeremy: I'll have to check my diary, CMB later, and I'll let you know.

An Academic Look at CMB

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

CMB is typically used as an imperative statement (i.e., an order).

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "would you mind ringing me back, please?" instead of CMB.

Example of CMB Used in a Text


See Also

CM (Call Me) CML (Call Me Later) CMN (Call Me Now) CWUC (Call When You Can) HANG UP (To End A Call) HIT ME UP (Call Me Later) HIT YOU UP (Call You Later) NCNS (No Call, No Show) PCM (Please Call Me) WYCM (Will You Call Me?) WCB (Will Call Back)