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Meaning of DBI


What Does DBI Mean?

Below are the most common meanings for DBI:
  • Don't Buy It. DBI (Don't Buy It) can have two meanings: (1) I am not convinced. (2) Do not make a purchase.

  • Don't Believe It. DBI (Don't Believe It) can be used as an expression of surprise. When used to show surprise, it is usually a shortened version of IDBI (I Don't Believe It), a well-known catchphrase from the British TV sitcom "One Foot in the Grave". DBI can also be taken literally (i.e., to announce that you do not believe the previous statement).

  • Douche Bag Index. DBI (Douche Bag Index or Dirt Bag Index) is a notation system (usually on a scale of 1-10) for determining how much of a douche bag someone is.
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Definition for DBI

DBI means "Douche Bag Index". This is the most common definition for DBI on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter. Here is some more information about DBI:

DBI
Definition:Don't Buy It
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers
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meaning of DBI
The most common meaning for DBI online is "Don't Buy It".
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Examples of DBI in Sentences

Here are examples of DBI being used in conversations:
  • Person A: There's now concrete evidence they didn't land on the moon.
  • Person B: Yeah, saw that. DBI.
  • (Here, DBI means "I am not convinced".)
  • Person A: Jack is selling his Ford.
  • Person B: DBI. The clutch is going.
  • (Here, DBI means "Do not buy it".)
  • Person A: Janet won the most votes for team president.
  • Person B: DBI!
  • (Here, DBI means "I don't believe it", i.e., an expression of surprise.)
  • Person A: Do you know the new kid?
  • Person B: Yeah DBI of 9.5!
  • (Here, DBI means "Douche Bag Index".)

An Academic Look at DBI

DBI is an initialism abbreviation. This means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Dee Bee Eye). (NB: Initialisms contrast with acronyms, which are spoken like words.)

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Second Definition for DBI

This meaning was also noted:

DBI
Definition:Don't Believe It
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers
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Third Definition for DBI

This meaning was also noted:

DBI
Definition:Douche Bag Index
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
5: Extremely difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers
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Using DBI on a Cell Phone (SMS Texts, Whatsapp, and Yubl)

 
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