Definition of BBM in English:

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BlackBerry Messenger, an instant messaging application installed on BlackBerry mobile devices.
Example sentences
  • I bought the BlackBerry primarily because of BBM and because of email security.
  • But I get it because I know Blackberry people who cannot survive without their BBM.
  • A BlackBerry is not really useful to me without BBM and email.

noun (plural BBMs)

An instant message that is sent or received using BlackBerry Messenger: he just sent me a BBM to remind me
More example sentences
  • Does anyone know of a way to change the text color for BBMs?
  • One day I left my phone at home and was like "Ugh, I'm going to have so many BBMs and texts and missed calls when I get back."
  • I turned on my Blackberry and saw so many BBMs I have to read, but ignored it because probably it's not important stuff.

verb (BBMs, BBMing, BBMd)

[with object]
Send (someone) an instant message using BlackBerry Messenger: I BBM him every once in a while
More example sentences
  • While inter-railing around Europe this summer I was able to 'BBM' my friends at home without worrying about running up a hefty phone bill.
  • We text, Twitter, and BBM each other all the time - calling's a bit expensive.
  • She was BBMing me about wanting to go to New York.


Early 21st century: from the initial letters of BlackBerry Messenger, from BlackBerry, the proprietary name of the mobile devices on which the messaging application is installed (see BlackBerry).

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