What Does GTBOSH Mean in a Text?

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The Quick Answer

GTBOSH means "Glad To Be Of Some Help."

More Observations...

The abbreviation GTBOSH is used with the meaning "Glad To Be Of Some Help," as in You're welcome" or "Don't mention it." For example:
  • Sam: Those stats you gave me were really useful when compiling my report.
  • Jo: GTBOSH.
  • Ali: Thanks for looking after the garden while I was away.
  • Ray: I really enjoyed it and I was GTBOSH.
The phrase "Glad To Be Of Some Help" is quite a formal way of acknowledging thanks. In text-based communications, the abbreviation GTBOSH is used much more widely and informally.

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When I write GTBOSH, I mean this:

meaning of GTBOSH

GTBOSH means you're happy to have helped someone out.

Summary of Key Points

"Glad to Be of Some Help" is, by far, the most common meaning for GTBOSH when it is used in a text. (Bear in mind that it could have another meaning if used in a different context.)
Definition:Glad to Be of Some Help
Guessability:guessability level 4
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

An Academic Look at GTBOSH

GTBOSH is an initialism abbreviation. This means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Gee Tee Bee Oh Ess Aitch), but as this is harder to say than "Glad To Be Of Some Help," it is not often spoken using its letters. In other words, the abbreviation GTBOSH 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 "You're welcome" or "No probs" instead of using GTBOSH.

Example of GTBOSH Used in a Text

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