What Does COB Mean in a Text?

COB means "Close of Business" and "Come on Body." Here is more information about each of these definitions of COB.

Close of Business

The abbreviation COB is used in financial markets and business circles with the meaning "Close of Business," to refer to the end of the business day.

Other abbreviations with similar meanings to COB include:

Come on Body

COB is used by sex workers to mean "Come on Body." In this context it specifies a service the worker will allow.

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When I write COB, I mean this:

meaning of COB

"Close of Business"

Summary of Key Points for First Definition of COB

"Close of Business" is the most common definition for COB in business circles and on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Close of Business
Guessability:guessability level 3

3: Guessable

Typical Users:typical user


Summary of Key Points for Second Definition of COB

For sex workers, COB may mean "Come on Body."
Definition:Come on Body
Guessability:guessability level 3

3: Guessable

Typical Users:typical user


An Academic Look at COB

COB is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., See Oh Bee). Initialisms contrast with acronyms, which are spoken like words.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

The use of COB to mean "Close of Business" and "Come on Body" pre-dates the digital era.

Example of COB Used in a Text

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