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Meaning of NBD


What Does NBD Mean?

NBD (No Big Deal) is typically used as a response to:
  • Undermine someone's boast.
  • (In this case, it means "that's not as special as you think it is".)
  • Show support for someone's declaration of woe.
  • (In this case, it means "that's not as bad as you think it is".)
NBD can also be used as a postamble to a statement as a declaration of false modesty, in which case, it means "it's all in a day's work" (i.e. that's normal for me).
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Definition for NBD

NBD means "No Big Deal". This is the most common definition for NBD on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter. Here is some more information about NBD:

NBD
Definition:No Big Deal
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers
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When I write NBD, I mean this:

meaning of NBD
NBD means different things depending on the context. It can mean "that's not as special as you think it is", "that's not as bad as you think it is", or "it's all in a day's work".
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Examples of NBD in Sentences

Here are examples of IRL being used in sentences:
  • Person A: I got an A in English!
  • Person B: NBD. You are English!
  • (Here, NBD means "that's not as special as you think it is".)
  • Person A: I've maxed out two credit cards.
  • Person B: NBD. You've just been promoted. Relax.
  • (Here, NBD means "that's not as bad as you think it is".)
  • I've been nominated for a bravery award NBD.
  • (Here, NBD means "it's all in a day's work".)

An Academic Look at NBD

NBD is most commonly used as a standalone declarative sentence (i.e., a statement), meaning "It is no big deal". When it is used in a wider sentence, NBD is used as a noun. (NB: When NBD is expanded, it is a noun phrase based on the common noun Deal. The words No and Big are adjectives modifying Deal.)

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

What Did We Used To Say?

Before the digital era, we might have written something like "Isn't that the norm?" instead of NBD.

A Text with NBD

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

 
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