What Does ILYTB Mean in a Text?

Expressing Love in a Text

There are over 100 novel ways to express love in a text message. Some of them were invented by the iKids (i.e., Millennials, Generation Z, and Generation A), making them just a few decades old, but many of them have been around for centuries. Here's the one that matters to you: ILYTB means "I Love You To Bits."

More Observations...

The origin of "I love you to bits" is unclear. ILYTB is typically (but not exclusively) used in a casual way (i.e., often between friends or family members). It has a playful connotation and so would not usually be used in a serious scenario (e.g., gazing into a partner's eyes over a candlelit dinner).

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When I write ILYTB, I mean this:

meaning of ILYTB

ILYTB (I love you to bits) is considered a casual way of saying I love you.

Summary of Key Points

"I Love You to Bits" is, by far, the most common meaning for ILYTB when it is used in a text. (Bear in mind that it could have another meaning if used in a different context.)
Definition:I Love You to Bits
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of ILYTB in Sentences

Here are examples of ILYTB in conversations:
  • Tony: I ILYTB. I'll catch you later.
  • Jordan: Okay, bye for now.
  • Tony: Thanks for helping with my assignment. ILYTB.
  • Jordan: Glad to help.

An Academic Look at ILYTB

ILYSMB is a declarative sentence (i.e., a statement). In other words, it is not used as a part of speech in a wider sentence. Of note, ILYTB is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Aye El Wye Tee Bee), but as this is harder to say than "I love you to bits," it is not often uttered using its letters. In other words, the abbreviation ILYTB is for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech.

Example of ILYTB Used in a Text

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