BB

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

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BB

  1. The ISO 3166-1 two-letter (alpha-2) code for Barbados.

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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. Big Brother
  2. Big Bang
  3. Bangka-Belitung, a province of Indonesia.

Phrase[edit]

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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Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from English baby.

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BB

  1. (Cantonese) baby
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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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BB

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

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  • IPA(key): [bɯ̟ᵝɾɯ̟ᵝː ba̠k̚kɯ̟ᵝ]

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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

  1. a birthing centre; Abbreviation of barnbördshus.