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Meaning of WBY


What Does WBY Mean?

WBY means "What 'Bout You?", which best translates as "How are you?". Much like the greeting "Alight?", it can be used to ask a question about wellbeing and to answer it. For example:
  • Tony: WBY?
  • Tim: WBY?
Of note, the term "What Bout You?" is a common greeting in Ireland.

Although less common, WBY can also be used to enquire about a person's view on a topic (i.e., to mean "What do you think?").

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Definition for WBY

WBY means "What 'Bout You?". This is the most common definition for WBY on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter. Here is some more information about WBY:

WBY
Definition:What 'Bout You?
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers
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When I write WBY, I mean this:

meaning of WBY
WBY means "What 'Bout You?".
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Examples of WBY in Sentences

Here are examples of WBY being used in conversations:
  • Person A: Hello. How's it going?
  • Person B: I'm fine thanks. WBY?
  • Person A: I don't know whether to go to the party tonight. WBY?
  • Person B: It will be good. I'm going.

An Academic Look at WBY

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

WBY plays the role of an interrogative sentence (i.e., a question), but it is commonly seen without a question mark. In other words, it can be written "WBY?" or "WBY".

What Did We Used To Say?

Before the digital era, we would have just said "How about you?" or "What do you think?" instead of WBY.

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

 
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