HBU Meaning In Text

“HBU” means “How About You?”

What does HBU mean?

Abbreviation “HBU” means someone asking “How About You?” Some slang abbreviations don’t follow the “first letter” rule. This is one of them. The “U” letter sounds out the word “You,” which is why its used.

Abbreviation Meaning Emotion
HBU How About You Question
Safe for work Safe for children
Yes Yes
Snapchat meaning Instagram meaning
How About You How About You
Year it began trending Primary community
2017 Social media and text messaging

Examples and other meanings

  • “Doing nothing! HBU?”
    • Emotion: Question
    • Intention: In this example, the person is usually responding to a “What’s up?” text message. And then asks the other person what they are doing.
  • “NM! HBU!”
    • Emotion: Response
    • Intention: For this example, we can see the “NM” abbreviation also used. This is a common text. Where someone is saying, “Not much, how about you?”

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