What Does CUIAB Mean in a Text?

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CUIAB means "See You In A Bit." The abbreviation CUIAB implies that the people in the conversation will be meeting soon, probably within a couple of hours at most. Typically, it is used at the end of a conversation.

When used earlier in a conversation, CUIAB is often used apologetically, for example when the sender is going to be a little late for a meeting with a friend or a colleague of equal status. It would probably not be appropriate to use CUIAB when running late for a meeting with a boss or client.

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When I write CUIAB, I mean this:

meaning of CUIAB

"See you in a bit."

Summary of Key Points

"See You in a Bit" is the most common definition for CUIAB on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:See You in a Bit
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of CUIAB in Sentences

Here are examples of CUIAB being used in conversations:
  • Dave: Leaving now. I'll be 5 mins.
  • Steve: OK. CUIAB.
  • Terry: Where are you?
  • Sharon: On my way. Sorry, the taxi was late. CUIAB.
  • Terry: No worries.

An Academic Look at CUIAB

As it is pronounced using its individual letters, (i.e., See Yu Eye Eh Bee), CUIAB is classified as an initialism abbreviation. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.

The individual letter of CUIAB are harder to say than "See you in a bit," so the abbreviation is not spoken using its letters. Rather, the abbreviation CUIAB 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 "I'm on my way" instead of CUIAB.

Example of CUIAB Used in a Text

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