- (used in digital communications) be right back.
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Examples from the Web for brb
Writer Adam Gopnik learned Internet chat from his son, Luke, and quickly caught on to such lingo as ‘brb’ and ‘gtg.’
And Luke taught me all of the abbreviations: “brb” means “be right back,” “U2” means “you too,” “g2g” means “got to go.”
But BRB, which launched last week, offers a twist: a nostalgic nod to the days of AOL Instant Messenger.BRB, a New App, Wants You to Put Down That Phone, Without FOMO
September 2, 2013
Barb, brb, n. a swift kind of horse, the breed of which came from Barbary in North Africa.
Barbel, brb′el, n. a fresh-water fish with beard-like appendages at its mouth.
- be right back
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Word Origin and History for brb
by 1996, Internet chat acronym for be right back.
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