What does RUB stand for?

Are you back

RUB stands for "are you back," and is typically seen online and in text messages. It is primarily used to check if someone has returned to what they were previously doing.

You may think that the question is rhetorical since the person must be back if he is being asked if he is back. However, there are instances where RUB makes sense, like when asking if someone has returned home or to work and you are not there to check.

Since RUB actually spells out a word, the acronym may be confusing to those unfamiliar with it. So be careful who you use it with because you may need to explain its meaning, which defeats the purpose of using it.


No, I'm not back at my computer yet
RUB means
RUB means Are you back

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Updated October 12, 2020

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