WB has 3 meanings
1. What does WB stand for?

Welcome back

In chat messages, the acronym WB means "welcome back." You can use WB whenever someone who was recently AFK returns to a chat room or online video game, to welcome them back to the action.

Most chatters and gamers consider it common courtesy to WB those who have been away. You'll most often see WB used in response to BAK (back at keyboard) or BAC (back at computer), which are acronyms that chatters use to let others know they've returned.


WB! Ready for another match?

A friend who's about to send WB

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Updated October 4, 2022
2. What does WB stand for in messages?

Write back

When someone sends you WB in a message, they are saying, "write back." You will most likely see WB at the end of an email, chat, or text message thread.

WB typically exudes a sense of urgency in that the sender would really appreciate a reply. For example, they may have just communicated some big news and want the recipient's reaction, or they need an answer about an important matter that's time-sensitive.

An example of when you might see it is when your friend texts you and asks what you want to eat. Or your mom may have emailed you about a family gathering and is wondering when you will be able to join them for dinner.


I hope you are doing well! WB when you get a chance

That WB anticipation

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Updated January 26, 2022
3. What does WB stand for?

Way bored

WB is when you are not just bored, but way bored. You will likely see it in texts, online messages, and social media.

For example, if your friend asks you how your class is going, you might respond with, "I'm WB..." Or, you might post a picture of the baseball game you are at and caption it with, "WB, this game has had two hits in 8 innings. :-/"

Few people use WB to describe their boredom since it will likely be confused with the "welcome back" or "write back" meanings.


I don't know about you, but I am WB right now

That WB feeling

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Updated October 24, 2022

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