BBM

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BBM (third-person singular simple present BBMs, present participle BBMing, simple past and past participle BBMed)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To send (a message) via the BlackBerry Messenger service.
    • 2009 September 11, Clay A Dumas, "So You Think You Can Shout", The Havard Crimson
      His comment galvanized fiscally conservative Democrats to support the president’s bill and heightened the sense of despondency among those Republican congressmen and senators who BBMed and Tweeted on their BlackBerries throughout the speech.
    • 2010 February 15, Emma Roberts, quoted by Michael Ordoña, "Sweet Times for Emma Roberts", Los Angeles Times
      Our generation is definitely all about the texting and the e-mailing and the BBM-ing and the IM-ing; it's endless.
    • 2012 April 11, Alex Massie, "Is Sir Simon Jenkins the Worst Columnist in Britain?", The Spectator
      No place, perhaps not even a church (though Sir Simon does not report from Mass so it is hard to know), is safe from this facebookery and twittering and BBMing.
    • 2012, Jessica Burkhart, Initiation (ISBN 1442419482)
      I slid my phone onto my lap and BBMed Lexa and Khloe my number.
    • 2012, Jessica Burkhart, Popular (ISBN 1442419504):
      “This outfit is so amaze. You look cute in breeches, too, but I want Drew to see you in this outfit. Like, now!” I laughed. “I kind of do too. And what about you? How much Zack spotting since last time we BBMed?”