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What Does DBS Mean?

Below are the most common meanings for DBS:
  • Disclosure and Barring Service. In December 2012, the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) was formed by merging the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA). In the UK, a DBS check (previously widely known as a CRB check) is required for some jobs or positions that involve working with or looking after children.

  • Don't Be Stupid. DBS (Don't Be Stupid) is used in reply to a stupid suggestion or comment. It is similar to AYSOS (Are You Stupid Or Something?).

  • Don't Be Sad. DBS (Don't Be Sad) is used for encouragement. Like the icon U.U, it is a show of sympathy.

  • Don't Be Scared. DBS (Don't Be Scared) is used for encouragement. (This is not a common meaning for DBS.)

Summary of Key Points

"Don't Be Stupid" is the most common definition for DBS on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
DBS
Definition:Disclosure and Barring Service
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
4: Adults

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When I write DBS, I mean this:

meaning of DBS
The most common meaning for DBS on chat forums and in texts is "Don't Be Stupid."

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Examples of DBS in Sentences

Here are examples of DBS being used in conversations:
  • Person A: I might stop shoplifting and earn money by becoming a foster mum.
  • Jordan: Seriously? Do you think you'll pass the DBS check?
  • (Here, DBS means "Disclosure and Barring Service.")
  • Person A: If I brush my teeth with bleach, will they get really white?
  • Jordan: DBS. No! It will destroy your gums, and it might kill you!
  • (Here, DBI means "Don't be stupid.")
  • Person A: Jack dumped me today.
  • Jordan: DBS. He was too old for you anyway.
  • (Here, DBI means "Don't be sad.")
  • Person A: Doing a charity bungee jump in an hour. Eeek.
  • Jordan: DBS. It's safer than crossing than road.
  • (Here, DBI means "Don't be scared.")

An Academic Look at DBS

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

Second Definition for DBS

This meaning was also noted:
DBS
Definition:Don't Be Stupid
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Third Definition for DBS

This meaning was also noted:
DBS
Definition:Don't Be Sad
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Fourth Definition for DBS

This meaning was also noted, but it is not common:
DBS
Definition:Don't Be Scared
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Example of DBS Used in a Text

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See Also

CRB (criminal records bureau) 12 (the police) FIVE-O (police (from "Hawaii 5-0"))
AYSOS (are you stupid or something?) DERP (reply to stupid comment) DUFUS (stupid person (see also doofus)) DBD (don't be dumb) DBL (don't be late)

.-. (sad) :( (sad) :-( (sad) :[ (sad) : C (very sad) BLUE (sad) HSIT (how sad is that?)

CHICKEN (scared) Using the currency symbols