BH has 2 meanings
1. What is a BH?

Better half

A BH is a person's "better half," which refers to the person's partner, such as a bf/gf or spouse. It is most often used online and in text messages.

The purpose of the BH acronym is twofold: 1) It communicates that a person has a partner, 2) and it compliments the partner by saying that he or she is the better half of their whole relationship. While BH primarily refers to a romantic partner, it may also be used in the context of a dear friend with who you spend a lot of time.

The "better half" phrase comes from the idea that two people have come together to form one, inseparable entity. This is usually publicly declared in a marriage ceremony where two people come together, with each making up half of this new lifeform.


I will make sure to bring my bh to the party as well

Two halves of a whole

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Updated March 2, 2021
2. What does BH stand for in messages?

Bloody hell


BH is an acronym derived from the common Australian/British saying. People often use it in messages to express frustration, surprise, or disappointment.

For example, if you are texting with your friend while watching your favorite football team play and they lose yet again, you might send, "BH. When are they gonna cut the coach loose?!?" Or, your friend may message you a gruesome NSFW video, and you reply with, "BH! Y did u send me that?"

Most people that use BH are from Australia or the United Kingdom. People from these areas often use "bloody" to intensify whatever follows. For example, an Australian may remark that the rugby team is "bloody awful."


What the BH is going with my computer? It keeps freezing at random times
Time to replace it!

BH may come out differently when speaking with an accent

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Updated June 20, 2023

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