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Meaning of IBYP

What Does IBYP Mean?

IBYP means "I Beg Your Pardon". The abbreviation IBYP is used in text-based communications such as instant messaging and chat rooms to mean "I Beg Your Pardon", as in "excuse me" or "I'm sorry".

IBYP is typically used when the sender wishes to clarify something that has been said, either because they have not understood the statement or because they disagree with it. For example:
  • Parent 1: My daughter is the best student in her grade.
  • Parent 2: IBYP! My daughter got the best grades in the whole school this year.
  • (In this case, the sender is contradicting the original statement.)

Of note, IBYP has the same meaning as the abbreviation BYP ("Beg Your Pardon").
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Definition for IBYP

IBYP means "I Beg Your Pardon". This is the most common definition for IBYP on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter. Here is some more information about IBYP:

Definition:I Beg Your Pardon
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers
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When I write IBYP, I mean this:

meaning of IBYP
IBYP often indicates disagreement.

Examples of IBYP in Sentences

Here are examples of IBYP being used in conversations:
  • Tom: I was reading that a recent study has shown that women who are overweight die younger.
  • Jane: IBYP! It's well known that women who carry a little extra weight live longer than the men who mention it.
  • Heather: You're so lazy! You never do anything around here.
  • Mike: IBYP! I'm great at multitasking. I can procrastinate, be unproductive, and waste time all at once.

An Academic Look at IBYP

IBYP is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Eye Bee Why Pee). However, the abbreviation IBYP is typically used for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech; therefore, it is not usually said using its letters.

Initialisms contrast with acronyms, which are spoken like words.

What Did We Used To Say?

Before the digital era, we might have just said something like "pardon me" or "sorry"  instead of using the abbreviation IBYP.

A Text with IBYP

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


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