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Meaning of GBY


What Does GBY Mean?

GBY means "God Bless You". The abbreviation GBY with the meaning "God Bless You" is typically used to show gratitude or when saying goodbye.

For example:
  • Thanks for your help! I would have been lost without you. GBU, man.
  • (Here, GBU expresses gratitude.)
  • Bye. Safe journey. GBU.
  • (Here, GBU is used to commend the recipient to the care of God during their journey.)
Of note, "God Bless You" is also often abbreviated as GBU.
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Definition for GBY

GBY means "God Bless You". This is the most common definition for GBY on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter. Here is some more information about GBY:

GBY
Definition:God Bless You
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers
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When I write GBY, I mean this:

meaning of GBY
GBY is typically used to when saying goodbye or to express gratitude.
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Examples of GBY in Sentences

Here's an example of GBY being used in a joke:
  • Little Boy: When I grow up, I want to be a king and have three wives. One to cook, one to sing and one to bathe me.
  • Dad: And what about a couple to cuddle you while you sleep, son?
  • Little Boy: No, daddy, I will always sleep with mommy!
  • Mom [eyes filled with tears]: GBY son! But who will sleep with your wives?
  • Little Boy: They can sleep with daddy.
  • Dad [eyes filled with tears]: GBY, son!

An Academic Look at GBY

GBY is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Gee Bee Why). However, as the abbreviation GBY is typically used for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech, it is not often uttered using its letters.

Initialisms contrast with acronyms, which are spoken like words.

What Did We Used To Say?

Before the digital era, we would have just said "God Bless You" instead of using the abbreviation GBY.

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Using GBY on a Cell Phone (SMS Texts, Whatsapp, and Yubl)

 
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