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What Does SB Mean?

SB means "Soft Block," "Somebody," and "Snapback."

Soft Block

The abbreviation SB is used with the meaning "Soft Block" to refer to a technique used to remove a follower on Twitter. (See Soft Block.)

Somebody

SB is widely used with the meaning "Somebody."

Snapback

SB is also often used to with the meaning "Snapback." On the social media platform Snapchat, it is used when the poster wants another user to respond to a their "Snap" (message). More widely, SB is used to refer to the "Snapback" baseball caps from the New Era Cap Company.

An SB cap has a flat brim and an adjustable strap at the back that snaps together. Popular in the 1980s and 1990s, "Snapbacks" fell out of fashion in the 2000s, but have recently experienced a renaissance.

In 2016, American country music group Old Dominion released a single entitled "Snapback," in which the iconic baseball caps featured prominently.

Old Dominion - Snapback

Summary of Key Points

First definition for SB

"Soft Block" is a common definition for SB, especially on Twitter.
SB
Definition:Soft Block
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Second definition for SB

"Somebody" is another common definition for SB.
SB
Definition:Somebody
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Third definition for SB

"Snapback" is another definition for SB.
SB
Definition:Snapback (Baseball Cap and Snapchat Term)
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

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When I write SB, I mean this:

meaning of SB
SB also means "Soft Block" and "Somebody."

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Examples of SB in Sentences

Here are examples of SB being used in conversations:
  • Lucy: The guy that I met at Jenny's party last year keeps posting stupid comments on my tweets.
  • Jim: SB him. He'll probably never notice, but if he does you can blame it on Twitter.

  • (Here, SB means "Soft Block.")
  • Laura: Jack tells me that SB has been a naughty girl.
  • Jenny: SB tells me that Jack's going to get a kick in the balls when SB sees him.

  • (Here, SB means "Somebody.")
  • Carl: Have you seen the new Yankees SB?
  • Liam: I don't like the SB. The contrast visor looks way cooler.

  • (Here SB means "Snapback" and refers to the baseball cap.)

An Academic Look at SB

Whether used with the meaning "Soft Block," "Snapback," or "Somebody," SB is classified as an initialism abbreviation, as it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Ess Bee"). Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.

Example of SB Used in a Text

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See Also

DAE (does anybody else?) SBF (snapchat best friend) SEP (simplified employee pension, somebody else's problem) SIW (someone is watching) SOMSW (someone over my shoulder watching) Using the music symbols