BB

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See also: bb, .bb, -bb, BB+, BB−, B&B, B & B, Bb., and B♭

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BB

  1. (international standards) ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code for Barbados.
    Synonym: BRB (alpha-3)
  2. (finance) Long-term bond credit rating by S&P Global Ratings and Fitch Ratings, indicating that a bond is somewhat speculative with substantial risk of default.

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Noun[edit]

BB (countable and uncountable, plural BBs)

  1. (electronics) Initialism of baseband.
  2. Initialism of BlackBerry.
  3. Initialism of basketball.
  4. Initialism of baseball.
  5. (computing) Initialism of bulletin board.
  6. A type of pellet that can be shot from a BB gun.
  7. Initialism of ball bearing.
    • 2010, Richard Hoppe, ‎Theodore L. Phillips, ‎Mack Roach, Leibel and Phillips Textbook of Radiation Oncology (page 203)
      Radiopaque catheters, wires, or small metal ball bearings (BBs) are taped to the patient's skin to help in identifying any anatomic landmark, diseased tissue, or scar on the skin.
  8. (baseball) A walk; the statistic reporting the number of "bases on balls".
  9. (US, navy) Abbreviation of battleship.

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BB

  1. Initialism of Big Brother.
  2. Initialism of Big Bang.
  3. Initialism of Bangka-Belitung.

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BB

  1. bye bye

Adverb[edit]

BB

  1. bareback; without a condom

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BB

  1. Initialism of best before.

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Chinese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from English baby.

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Note:
  • bi4 bi1 - Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur;
  • bei4 bi1, bei4 bi2, bi4 bi2 - Kuala Lumpur.

Noun[edit]

BB

  1. (Cantonese) baby
  2. (Cantonese) Affectionate term of address between young couples
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Etymology 2[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

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BB

  1. (Mandarin, slang) to complain; to talk rubbish
    不行BB不行BB  ―  nǐ xíng nǐ shàng, bùxíng bié BB  ―  (also “you can you up, no can no BB”) If you can do it, go ahead; if you can't, don't criticize it

Etymology 3[edit]

From English BB.

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Noun[edit]

BB

  1. BB (a type of pellet)
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Japanese[edit]

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  • IPA(key): [bɯ̟ᵝɾɯ̟ᵝː ba̠k̚kɯ̟ᵝ]

Noun[edit]

BB(ブルーバック) (burū bakku

  1. (Internet slang) Abbreviation of ブルーバック.

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BB n

  1. Abbreviation of barnbördshus (birthing centre).
    De flesta föds på BB.
    Most people are born at birthing centres.

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Declension of BB 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative BB BB:t BB:n BB:na
Genitive BB:s BB:ts BB:ns BB:nas